Sneachta na Shamhna (Hallowe’en snow)!

A Gaelic title for this time of year.. (if you apply Spanish phonetics the pronunciation is something like /snajza na jauna/..!) The angloamerikan festival known as “Halloween” has its origins in the Keltic celebration of An Samhain (/on saun/), the coming of the dark time of the year. And this year we have had some welcome snow to usher in the dark time, the Winter.

One of the little people playing in the snow

On the evening of October 31st we made a quick visit to Cotos on the train and were delighted to find up to 15cm of fresh snow in certain orientations. It probably won’t last long though, as heavy rain is forecast for the coming weekend. Oh well..patience, i suppose!


About coldspringdays

Éireannach is ea mé, i mo chonaí insan Spáinn. Rugadh mé i lár na tuaithe, ar feadh blianta bhí mé ag teitheadh uaithi, i bhfad as an tuath, ach sa deireadh d'fhill mé, ar ais go dtí an tuath.. An Irishman am I, settled in Spain. Born was I in the middle of the country, for years I ran from it, far from the country, but in the end I returned, back to the country..
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1 Response to Sneachta na Shamhna (Hallowe’en snow)!

  1. Marcos says:

    Patience, patience, patience. Since Atlético de Madrid is doing a good season in the Spanish League (like in 1996), we can expect lots of snow this Winter. Marcos.

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