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2014/november

 

 

 

     

Is it possible that the Gaels, the Celts, had a more sophisticated calendar than that of the Romans at the time of the first contact between them?

Is it possible that the Gaelic or Celtic calendar was purely solar and based on mathematical divisions of the year in which the timeless magic of Samhain was already reflected?

 

The calendar and the Gaelic tradition · Part I
   


 

 

Samhain is a traditional Gaelic festival associated to the end of the harvest and to the souls of the dead. Magosto is the name of a traditional Galician festival which takes place on the same dates as Samhain. In this document we propose an etymology for the word magosto that relates the festival to Gaelic tradition and to the Gaelic languages.

 

 

The calendar and the Gaelic tradition · Part II