Samhain comes with the setting sun on the 31st of October.This is the start of the dark half of the year. It is time of reckoning when things are counted. It is a time of disturbance, things are shaken up and strange things can happen before they settle down again. Strangers come and go in the dark. people cover their faces with masks. A knock come on the door and everyone wonders who it might be. This evening the dead are about walking to the otherworld. We scare them away with ugly faces so they can leave this world and join the next.