Festival of the Dead in Salem, Massachusetts
 

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:30pm at Hawthorne Hotel
Join the Salem Witches as we honor the dead with a dinner observed in utter silence. Salem Warlock Christian Day invites you to a banquet of sumptuous cuisine where the only sound heard is music chosen in memory of the departed. Bring photos and mementos to summon the souls of your loved ones on the other side as you partake in the most solemn of all the ceremonies of Witchcraft. The Dumb Supper is an ancient tradition where the dead attend the living for a magical night of communion!

18+ Event – Ticket Sales are Final

The evening opens with a blessing where each attendee is guided through the veil between the worlds to the realms of the dead where no one living may speak. Participants place their photos and mementos on an elaborate altar, at which time they are then seated and the feast is served.

Each year, the spirits have manifested in a variety of ways. Guests have recalled a ghostly touch, the scent of perfume, whispered messages, and even physical manifestations. This is a solemn event where respect for the dead is crucial. By remaining slient, you open your heart and mind to those who have crossed over.

Menu for the Evening
In keeping with tradition, the courses of The Dumb Supper are served backwards and the placement of everything down to the silverware is reversed as a means of weaving participants into the shadowy world of spirit. This menu is subject to change.

  • Dessert
    White Chocolate-Rasberry Swirl Ice Cream Bon Bon
  • Coffee
    Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea or Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Entree
    Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pears and Almonds with a Red Wine Sauce, Served with Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medley
  • Soup
    Apple and Roasted Pumpkin Bisque with Cinnamon Mascarpone Swirl
  • Salad
    Field Greens with Goat Cheese, Crisp Toasted Pecans and Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Appetizer
    Artichoke and Fontina Ravioli, Caper Buerre Blanc, Red Pepper Confetti
  • Dinner Rolls
    Fresh Rolls with Butter

The Rules for the Evening
This is among the most sacred events that any Witch holds and we take it very seriously. Before you purchase your tickets, you must agree to abide by our rules:

  • Event Begins At 6:30 Sharp. Latecomers Will Not Be Admitted
    This event is about honoring the dead and inviting them to visit us in spirit form. To arrive late once the ritual of blessing has already commenced is to disrespect both the dead and the living who have come to connect with them. If you do not arrive on time, you will neither be admitted or refunded so plan accordingly.
  • No One May Speak During The Dinner
    This  event is silent. This silence not only allows people to grieve their dead but creates a portal for the spirits to come through. Those who speak or write notes within the dining area will be silently ushered to leave without refund.
  • Cell Phones Must Be Turned Off During The Dinner
    There shall be no phones in use in the dining room. Those texting or using their cell phones will be silently ushered to leave without refund.
  • No Photography During The Dinner
    There shall be no photos taken in the dining room. Those who do so will be silently ushered to leave without refund.

Food has been offered to the dead throughout history, from prehistoric man through to the Celts, Egyptians, Romans, Japanese, Chinese, and even in the Catholic church. Dining with the dead is an ancient tradition that honors our divine ancestors regardless of culture or creed. Whether you're a Witch or simply wish to embrace your loved ones on the other side, we invite you to take part in this most sacred event.

Special requirements such as vegetarian or allergies, please contact us. We can only accommodate these needs if we know in advance as this is a silent event.

Inquire About This Event
For questions about the Dumb Supper, click to email event host Christian Day.



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