SARASOTA CELTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sarasota Celtic Music Festival is operated by:
New World Celts, Sarasota Chapter – a 501(c)(3) organization
In times of old the Celts believed on that night between the passing of the old year, and the arrival of the new, that the veil between our world and
the Otherworld (or spirit world) was thinnest, and that spirits and faerie
folk could visit the human world, and vice versa, and that you could contact
your passed ancestors. That belief has continued with today’s Halloween traditions of witches and ghosts, etc.
The Christian church called the festival ‘The Feast of all Saints’,
on ‘All Saints’ Eve’ or ‘All Hallows’ Eve’, hence the term “Halloween”. Source http://www.mauiceltic.com/celtic-beliefs.htm
Dance in the new season as we eat, drink and be merry,
remembering those who have gone before us!