Mudcat Café message #217651 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20688   Message #217651
Posted By: MMario
25-Apr-00 - 11:34 AM
Thread Name: BS: Sowhain?/Celtic New Year
Subject: RE: BS: Sowhain?/Celtic New Year
Easter's Timing is based on Passover. period. this is a known fact. ,BR>
Passover MAY or may NOT have been based on spring fertility rituals. that is one theory. It was well over two thousand years ago if it did occur.

All Soul's, All Saint's and Halloween are three distinct holidays in the christian calander, yet are constantly confused in literature regarding Samhain.

"Begger's Day" style rituals have been associated with virtually every day in the year at some place in the world; it was a common "good luck" ritual associated with just about anything. But then again, virtually every day of the year is a "holy day" in some custom...sometimes it is MULTIPLE holy days IN THE SAME TRADITION - though some people may celebrate one festival and others another....