With all the tech chaos in different formats, I should mention, Only Blu Ray, preferred, or if not available in Blu Ray, then DVD. I do not have the capacity to play 4K or Ultra HD discs. Just an FYI. Celebrations for my birthday are all month, with integration into various ceremony and sacred times of the season. But if you wish to be traditional, it is on the 19th. And I am surrounded by others with birthdays this month, and especially in the same week. Birthday Oct 19th - 2017 Amazon List. Though Mead is always welcome too.
Samhain, or Samhuinn/Samhainn if you are Scottish, Gaelic or Druid / Celt, contains no images of death, no horror, no frightening or spooky elements.
It is a ceremony of remembrance, a feast of the harvest, an empty chair or three at the table, for those that have passed in the last year. It is the Beginning of the Turn of the Wheel, and the introspective gathering of the Clans, and the Family. Be it of Blood, Or of Choice, the coming together of those that you count as your Kin. It is the opening of the Great Veil, and your opportunity to say farewell to those that are moving beyond this plane, and onward to other realms. For them, they travel to become the Ancestors, as you will in your own time. There is no sorrow here, no pain, no fear. Instead there is release, and honor, and forgiveness on all sides.
During this time we often bring out the stories, the albums, the treasured items that might have belonged our ancestral Kin. We reaffirm our connections with each other and with the Earth, the Forest, the Lands and the Waters, and the infinite mysteries of the Stars. We prepare ourselves for the Long Cold, and the White Times, knowing that some of us will not see the Return of the Sun King, but it is the way of things, and we find no fear in death, no sadness in our passings. The Gifts of Friendship, and Kin, are what bind us to the threads of life, and all life is precious, every small spark is one of our Kin. We remember, and we Honor that commitment.