Samhain (pronounced Sau-ihn) is a thousand-year-old Gaelic holiday, also called the Celtic New Year. It is observed in many cultures and with a myriad of rituals. Samhain is a festival marking the end of the harvest and beginning of winter. It sometimes covers 3 days from October 31-November 2, and it may be related to All Saints Day, All Souls Day, and Halloween. We will examine several traditions honoring the dead souls as they return to bless their loved ones. Worship associates are Tom Wentworth, Linda Rudd, Mary Anna Newman, Holly Rogers, and Vicki Barrett.