Every year at halloween the local pagans in Scotland throw a little party called Samhuinn (pronounced - sah-wayne).. Its about the changing of the seasons, nature, paganism and apparently setting fire to your head ...
Ok, the fire thing is optional, usually they have torches, and not those lame tiki torches.. proper torches, made from metal, kerosene and the blood of the innocent. (maybe not the blood part) Anyway, these guys take their costumes ultra serious. I haven't been to Samhuinn in years (this shot is from 2010) due to work commitments but I may go again soon.. In the past this was a rather unknown niche celebration that not many people really knew about so when they do their processional parade through the centre of town the crowds were fairly lean and just about anyone could get a front row seat. Now its a bit mainstream, the crowds are so thick you'd be lucky to see it!
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