How is Samhain celebrated in Scotland? In parts of Scotland, torches of burning fir or turf were also carried around homes and fields to protect them. In some places, people doused their hearth fires on Samhain night. Each family then solemnly re-lit its hearth from the communal bonfire, bonding the families of the village together.
Did the Scots celebrate Samhain? Samhain was celebrated in Scotland, Ireland and on the Isle of Man. The other Celtic lands of Wales, Cornwall and Brittany also had their own versions of the festival as well.
Why did Celtics wear masks on Samhain? People wore costumes and masks to disguise themselves as harmful spirits and thus avoid harm. Bonfires and food played a large part in the festivities. The bones of slaughtered livestock were cast into a communal fire, household fires were extinguished and started again from the bonfire.
Why did the Celts leave out food during Samhain? Because the Celts believed that the barrier between worlds was breachable during Samhain, they prepared offerings that were left outside villages and fields for fairies, or Sidhs.