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Yew Dates
 

Indeed, yew trees were very important to the Celts. The yew occupied the most important point in their "tree calendar," the autumn festival of Samhain. This festival marked the end of the Celtic year. The seeming immortality of the yew represented the cycle of change and regeneration that the Celts saw in all forms of life. Many Christian churches were later built near yews, continuing the association with ceremony and worship. A sprig of yew is still sometimes placed on coffins as a symbol of renewal and resurrection.

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