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Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by Darth Venom, Oct 31, 2002.

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  1. Darth Venom

    Darth Venom Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 6, 1999
    Hey everyone,

    I just wanted to wish everyone here a very happy celtic new year. As some of you may know, I'm half Scottish, and as such I take pride in my celtic roots.

    A little history:

    Before Christianity came to Europe, the celtic peoples would celebrate their "new year" on Nov. 1st (although this date didn't exist to them, they used their equivalent). Oct. 31st. would be "new year's eve" and would be a time to celebrate the coming new year, the fortune of the year now ending, and to remember those who had passed in the previous year. They celebrated by setting a place at the table for those loved ones who had passed, and lighting a candle in the window to "guide them home". Can you see the similarities?

    When the Christians came they converted this holiday into their "All Hallow's Eve" and thus was born "Halloween". I choose to celebrate it in the celtic tradition. So, let me just say "Happy New Year" :)

    I hope everyone has a happy, safe, and fun evening :)

  2. StarFromIHJ

    StarFromIHJ Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 5, 2002
    Happy Belated Celtic New Year. ;)
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