Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Boo...

Most of us think of Halloween as a time of fun when children young and old dress up in costumes and go from door to door at night saying "trick or treat" to their neighbours and getting fists full of goodies.

Mothers like to decorate their homes in fall colours of red, yellow, orange, and black. And some like to make their homes spooky with ghosts and goblins, spiders and bats.



The history of Halloween goes back several thousand years to the time of the Celts, a group of people who lived in what is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France. At that time they called their festival Samhain (pronounced sow-in) and celebrated it on Nov 1. This was the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of winter, a cold dark time often associated with death.



The Celts also believed that ghosts of the dead returned to earth at that time, got into trouble and caused all kinds of mischief. A festival was celebrated at the time, which included bonfires, wearing costumes and fortune telling.

2 comments:

FlipFlopsBoy said...

Happy Halloween!

Aschwin&Frank said...

HEY PR8
HAVE A WILD FREAKY HALLOWEEN !!!