Samhain 1888, from Ir. samhain (Gaelic Samhuinn), from O.Ir. samain, lit. "summer's end," from O.Ir. sam "summer" (see SUMMER (Cf. summer)) + fuin "end." Nov. 1, the Celtic festival of the start of winter and of the new year.

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