Samhain night, that is! Or Halloween for you lay folks out there.
Every Witches New Year (which is what Samhain is) my mother and I celebrate with what we call a feast-ival. Our dinner (feast) is our party and then we have a ritual honoring our ancestors and loved ones who have passed on. I like to usually dress up in some witchy finery but since I still not completely mobile, i just kept to the witchy stocking and my favorite Samhain bracelet.
We had a lovely, delish feast consisting of antipasto salad (from Mike’s Italian, a cute little Italian place that we’ve been going to in Ocala for years) and bread with dipping oil and balsamic vinegar. For those of you keeping up with my health I rarely ever eat bread (let alone white bread) since I am diabetic and have to watch my carbohydrate intake and white flour in my diet but tonight was special and I always pull the insides out of bread and only eat the crust.
Following this wonderful antipasto (done the old world way with two kinds of salami, provolone, giardiniera, prosciutto and melon, cappocola and mortadella) we had a few sugar-free chocolates (from a box of candy Mom bought me for the holiday, thanks Mom!) and later had a dessert of granny smith apple slices and sugar-free caramel dip.
The ritual was brief because I wanted to follow it with a healing ritual and I had two spells to do later at midnight.
I wish our neighborhood did trick or treat or perhaps its that all the kids are too old now. I would have loved to give out candy though I admit I was glad to not have the temptation of all that sugar.
Tomorrow is the Feast of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos), which I like to celebrate (at least on the altar) so I might post later about what I do for that. I will be casting tomorrow too, though I am taking the day off.
Blessed Samhain to all and Happy New Year to my witchy family all over the world.