This is the most desired holiday of the year for practitioners of Wicca. Samhain -pronounced Sahm-hayne or Sow-in or sometimes Sah-vin, is the time when all the good, the glorious, the bad and the ugly within the Wicca tradition comes out to commune with, and celebrate the dead, and the cycle of rebirth.
Samhain acknowledges the last of the three harvests, and the welcoming of the darkness as the days get shorter. Witches believe it is a time for hope when old, unwanted situations are hauled away into to the past much like a local towing service would tow an old or illegally parked vehicle away to make room for new ones. It is a time for endings and new beginnings.