Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Samhain Pumpkin Feast

Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere has become identified with Hallowe'en - the evening before All Souls day. It has always seemed strange in Australia to follow the same calendar. Last year at school they carved pumpkins in October and the local supermarket had to order some in especially as no one had any left in Spring.
So we like to celebrate Samhain - the Celtic festival that marks the end of summer and the start of winter - at the end of April.
At our local show in March my youngest child won the largest pumpkin. It seemed fitting to use this for a family carving and the centrepiece of a homegrown meal.

The kids took to the pumpkin with knives and spoons and each carved their own design. With tea lights inside and the light off it looked pretty amazing!

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