The birth of the Celtic New Year Samhain has been brought about by popular literature and scholarly literature as well. However, over the course of time a few historians have begun to question if the Celtic New Year Samhain was even really celebrated. This is one of those questions that is hard to answer, but we have just, for the most part, assumed that there was the Celtic New Year Samhain. While Ronald Hutton was studying the calendar of the British Isles (which is called the Stations of the Sun) he found no references to the Celtic New Year Samhain. Also, there has been no record earlier than the 18th century that supports this either. This goes for church and civic records. This is one of those things that people just think was celebrated, but no one really knows for sure. Before it can be written as a fact there has to be, without a question, proof that the Celtic New Year Samhain was real. As time goes on and we come up with better technology it is easier for us to look into the past to see how people use to live. One thing is for sure, no matter how you look at it, people live a lot differently today than they did a long time ago. This is because as technology changes, so do people and the way we choose to live.
No matter what you choose to think you have to admit it is very cool learning about it. This is the type of stuff that really gets you thinking and makes you wonder about the past. Was the Celtic New Year Samhain celebrated, we may never know. This is because right now there are things to support both sides of the story, and it is hard to get down to the bottom of things. Also, lots of people only take information at face value, which means that you never get down to the bottom of things and find out what really went on. One day we will know for sure, but until that day you have to be the one to choose what you think really happened and if the Celtic New Year Samhain was really celebrated or not.