Happy Halloween - Stay Safe Out There..
Oct 30, 2019
The ghosts and ghouls are coming out to play.
The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic people who celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes. Over time, Halloween has evolved into the day of trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, donning costumes, eating treats and for many - an excuse for a party!