What did Samhain people wear? During Samhain, the Celts would disguise themselves in furs and feathers in order to confuse the spirits walking the earth that night.
Why did the early Celtic people wear masks on Samhain? The wearing of costumes and masks to ward off harmful spirits survived as Halloween customs. The Irish emigrated to America in great numbers during the 19th century especially around the time of famine in Ireland during the 1840’s.
Why did the Celts wear scary masks and costumes on Samhain Eve? Wearing Scary Costumes
In order to avoid being terrorized by all the evil spirits walking the Earth during Samhain, the Celts donned disguises so that they would not be mistaken for spirits themselves and be left alone.
Who is the God of Samhain? The God, at Samhain, is the Horned One, the stag of great antlers, the god of the wild hunt. He is the animal that dies so that we may eat, and the grains and corn that once lived in the field before our harvest. We can honor these late-fall aspects of both the Goddess and the God in one ritual.