For some of us, this day is something more than a night of costumes and candy. At dusk tonight, the holiday of Samhain starts and will continue until dawn. For many Pagans (it does depend which branch you follow), this night is one of our two holiest nights of the year. Our other one is Beltane in May. Tonight, the barrier between this plane and the “other world” will open allowing the souls to travel between the two. It’s a night when magick, for lack of a better word, is at its most powerful.
To celebrate, I will light my candles and pray to the creators for their blessing for the year to come. And then I will dress up and join in the costumed fun that is Halloween.