Halloween

*Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of its original title “All Hallows Evening), also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31, the eve before the Western Christian feast of All Hallows. According to some scholars, All Hallows’ Eve initially incorporated traditions from pagan harvest festivals and festivals honoring the dead, particularly the Celtic Samhain; other scholars maintain that the feast originated entirely independently of Samhain.

Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (also known as guising), attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.

Now that you know how Halloween came about, what are you doing this year? Where we live, we don’t get any trick or treaters. I have decorated the house a little bit and will be making some spooky treats to share with you.

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween

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