Men say that in this midnight hour,The disembodièd have power
To wander as it liketh them,
By wizard oak and fairy stream.
Samhain Blessings and great joy in the new.
The Isle of Man, http://www.isleofman.com/heritage/ePedia/Arts/Ceremonies/hop-tu-naa.aspx, celebrates the holiday in a particularly magical way I think.
Children and Hop-Tu-Naa
On Hop-Tu-Naa night, for the last 100 years or so, children have carried out the ritual - echoed by Halloween - of going from door to door, sometimes in ghoulish costumes, singing traditional songs (see Hop-tu-Naa song for regional variations) and asking for sweets or small change. Instead of pumpkins, they carry hollowed-out turnips illuminated by a candle or torchlight. Turnips are also popularly used in Scotland, where the practice is called 'guising.'
In olden days, it was customary for children to hammer on people's doors with turnip stumps, or cabbages on sticks. Instead of sweets or money, they would have been given pieces of bonnag, potatoes or herring to send them on their way.
Who was Jinny the Witch?
One Hop-Tu-Naa song sung by children to this day includes references to 'Jinny the Witch', who may have been a real-life character. Joney Lowney was a native of Braddan in the 18th Century who was believed to be a witch and consequently tried for witchcraft at Bishopscourt in 1715-1716. Amongst other crimes, she was accused of hindering the production of corn at Ballaughton Mill and mysteriously procuring fishes during a nocturnal disappearance. According to reports, she received a sentence of 14 days' imprisonment. She died in 1725 and is buried in Old Kirk Braddan churchyard.