Saturday October 27: Early Celtic New Year Celebration - There will be crêpes!

I know. I know. People who understand anything to anything—and I never claimed to be one of them (so, I'll just take the Maiden Stone's word for it)—will tell you that Oìdhche Shamhnathe (the Celtic New Year's Eve - pronounced eech-uh how-nuh - meaning "Night of Samhain") is to take place on the evening of the 13th of November, this year, and the new Year (A’ Bhliadhna Ùr) will begin at 06:00 the next morning.

Me? I am just the guy who'll be cooking the crêpes (a Brittany tradition).

And crêpes there will be!

And mussels! And French Fries!

And apple cider! And beer!

Only, it's all going to take place on October 27.

A bit early, by a couple of weeks, for Oìdhche Shamhnathe, this year. What can I say? Blame it on that extra moon.

The way I look at it, with Halloween just a few days away, I say it's close enough and the observance of traditions should be safe.*   | * Give or take a week or two

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