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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = CW,Use For = Samhnag

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Customs relating to La-Samhna [Halloween], 20 November 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/14
Scope and Contents Customs relating to La-Samhna [Halloween] including that a girl would put an object [not defined here] under her pillow and if she saw her lover coming to take it from her then she would be married that year; that three plates one each of butter, salt and water were placed on the floor and then a blind-folded person was to put their hand in a plate and whichever one he chose would be of significance for example if he chose salt then that would mean death; girls would throw their 'criosan'...
Dates: 20 November 1873

Note about Samhnag at Kingussie, August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/51
Scope and Contents

Note to ask Baron Livingston about the holding of Samhnag [Halloween bonfire] at Kingussie [Ceann a' Ghiuthsaich, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire].

Dates: August 1883

Superstition about women combing their hair including a saying, 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/265
Scope and Contents

Superstition about women combing their hair that they should not do so after dark on a Sunday night and a saying that a young woman with friends at sea should not comb her hair at night on 'Luan-Dhomnuich', which Carmichael queries as being the Sunday for giving alms to the poor. He also notes that 'La[tha] nam Marbh' is the day preceding 'La[tha] Samhna' when 'the dead stretch out their hand for relief on that day'.

Dates: 1884

Verse entitled 'Oiche Shamhna' and accompanying notes, 1904

Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/46
Scope and Contents

Verse entitled 'Oi[dh]che Shamhna' [Halloween] beginning 'Tha mise ga do dheas, A ruaidh roid'. The accompanying note reads 'They had to see their love' and vocabulary added reads 'Gille-toire = Henchman = spy'.

Dates: 1904

Vocabulary note for 'Crannachan' and accompanying fragment of a custom about 'gaoisid', 1894

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/185
Scope and Contents

Vocabulary note which reads 'Crannachan = Bainne buailte = Ce cìa whisked' and accompanying fragment of a custom which reads 'Tha gaoisid [-] fheaman a bho - not of horse, best in slight frost - Halloween often.'

Dates: 1894