Witches remember those lost to COVID-19 among the dead at Samhain

October 28, 2021

Bridget Sidhe-Lyric and her coven usually gather at her house near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, every Oct. 31 to celebrate Samhain, which marks the new year for many Wiccans and other modern pagans.

Group members talk about what they’ve accomplished since last fall and the things they’re glad are drawing to a close, said Sidhe-Lyric, 62, a Wiccan.

But Samhain (pronounced “ sow -win”) is also a time to remember and interact with the dead, and this year’s celebrations will be especially poignant as many witches, Wiccans and other pagans remember the more than 700,000 people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States.

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