It’s October 31st already! I can’t believe it. It’s so very true what they say that time flies. I hope everyone has been having fun though, and accomplishing their goals and dreams they’ve set for 2014. Just 2 more months to go.
Tonight my son is going trick-or-treating with his friends, with me in tow, but not too close (creepy) 🙂 He’s 11yrs old now and it feel like he’s going on 20!
Halloween is one of America’s favourite holidays. Ever thought about the real story behind the tricks and treats of Halloween?
Straddling between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.
In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve what we now call Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterised by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.
We live in London, and as the years go by Halloween is becoming more and more popular and the kids LOVE it!
Whatever you get up to this Hollow’s Eve, BE GOOD! Rahahahahahaha (evil roaring laugh).