Nos Galan Gaeaf - The Welsh Halloween Night

Welsh halloween

Calan Gaeaf is the first day of the winter and the old Celtic New Year. The night of Halloween October 31st is called Nos Galan Gaeaf in Welsh and it is when spirits and ghosts roam the land. In parts of Wales the ghosts such as the white lady (Ladi wen) would be seen on this night or the tail-less black sow (Hwch ddu gwta). Traditional celebrations on Nos Calan Gaeaf are rooted in pagan times and vary in different locations, including special foods and apples and the lighting of bonfires.


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