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Samhain (Samhuinn) is Gaelic for "summers end," and means "Hallowtide.

Hallowtide is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Hallowtide books and related discussion.

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Feb 7, 2011 Number of days: 30. Birthstone: Topaz. It doesn't matter which hemisphere you live in, the first of November marks what is known as Hallowtide.
Samhain means "Hallow-tide" (the holiday), probably from roots meaning " summer's end;" [source: McBain's Etymological.
The Pursuit of the Gilla Decair and his Horse
The Tuatha de Dannan Alfred Nutt
May 23, 2011 Hallowtide—at the close, that is, of the autumn and beginning of the winter season — the ancient.
Juno Covella

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The Hallow's Tide
Oct 21, 2010 The secularized holiday of Halloween is a holy and sacred night where ancestors are honored for many Pagans.
Catholic Cuisine: Fasting and Feasting During Hallowtide
Oct 27, 2010 This coming week, on October 31st thru November 2nd, the Church will be celebrating "Hallowtide" (also known as "Days of the Dead").
The Book of Hallowe'en: Chapter XIV: More Hallowtide Beliefs and
MORE HALLOWTIDE BELIEFS AND CUSTOMS. ONLY the Celts and the Teutonics celebrate an occasion actually like our Hallowe'en.
Hallowtide - Shire of Blackwater
Hallowtide V. Hear ye, Hear ye! Greetings unto the populace of our glorious Kingdom of Æthelmearc!
Nov 2, 2009 The tradition of the Hallowtide season, beginning with Halloween on 31 October. Photography by Wolf Kettler.

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