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Re:Staw Man vs Man of Straw

Posted by Jaqui on November 22, 2002

: : : : The potential druidic link is interesting, since November 5th - Guy Fawkes night - falls very close to the date of the Celtic fire festival of Samhain. Does anyone have any referenced examples of the tradition pre-dating 1605?

no references, but the fire festival is actually current with most wiccans on samhain even today.
( referenced by my own religious practices and the hundred of people at our annual "Parade of Lost Souls" and fire festival on Samhain )