Honoring Deceased Loved Ones on Samhain

Samhain (Photo credit: Jupiter Firelyte)

So I know that Samhain is the traditional holiday to celebrate and honor loved ones who have passed but I wanted some ideas on how exactly to do this.

This is my first year celebrating Samhain.

I know lighting candles for the deceased is traditional in both Wicca and many other religions but I have run in to a little confusion. Should the candle be a certain color? (Some say black, some say white, etc) Should it be lit at a certain time or for a certain amount of hours? I have received conflicting information on this as well.

Any help is greatly appreciated! I would love to hear how you honor your loved ones during this time.