Celtic new year also known as Samhain is an ancient harvest festival celebrated in winters. It is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, which is nearly halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. The day is observed in Ireland, Scotland and in Isle of Man.The festival marks the end of harvest festival and the beginning of darker half od the year i.e. Winters.
Samhain along with Imbolc, Beltane and Lughnasadh makes up the four Gaelic seasonal festivals. As per Irish literature, the festival is known to have pre-Christian roots. Celtic new year 2017 or Samhain is celebrated as religious holiday and the rituals related to it performed by the locale every year.