It’s okay if you don’t feel like doing a big ritual for Samhain this year.
It’s okay if you don’t feel like celebrating Samhain at all.
It’s okay if a holiday that, among other things, involves meditating on and embracing the reality of death would not be healthy for you right now, given that many of us have lost loved ones due to a global pandemic.
It’s okay if you need to scale back your Samhain celebration to something simpler, less traditional, or less “witchy.” I know that, personally, I’ll be doing a much more lowkey ritual this year.
It’s okay if you need to pivot to a secular Halloween celebration instead. Celebrating the time we have with our loved ones in this life is very much a part of Samhain, and if that means marathoning spooky movies and eating candy with some friends, that’s a totally valid celebration of this holiday.
It’s okay if you don’t feel like celebrating at all. It’s okay if you need a break. It’s okay to take care of yourself rather than reopening recent wounds of grief and loss.
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