It is the middle of September and autumn is upon us. With that comes the approaching of Halloween. I thought it would be a good time to take a look at some of the customs and traditions that surround the holiday.
Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
Halloween, celebrated October 31st, is one of the world’s oldest holidays. While it is most popular in North America, it is celebrated around the globe.
Using pumpkins as jack-o’-lanterns is a Celtic custom intended to welcome home the spirits of deceased ancestors while simultaneously warding off evil spirits, and the restless soul of “Stingy Jack”.
“Stingy Jack”, as the Irish myth goes, made it a habit of playing tricks on the Devil. Once Jack died, God didn’t want him in heaven and the devil, put off by his tricks, would not claim his soul either–sending him off to roam the earth at night with only a burning coal to light the way. “Stingy Jack” put that coal into a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the earth every since.
Halloween originated from a Samhain, Ireland’s Celtic festival, which celebrates the end of the harvest season.
Halloween has had various nicknames through the ages: All Hallows’ Eve, Witches Night, Lamswool,Snap-Apple Night, Samhain and Summer’s End.
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