31st October 2020
Or Hallowe’en, or All Hallows Eve, All Hallows Evening in full. Traditionally 31st October (today) when people celebrate, if that is the right word.
Celebrate what though? Wikipedia says ‘It begins the observance ofAllhallowtide, the time in theliturgical yeardedicated to remembering the dead, includingsaints(hallows),martyrs, and all the faithful departed.’ From
It also says ‘One theory holds that many Halloween traditions may have been influenced by ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain, which may have had pagan roots’
Well I don’t think much of the world’s population is too bothered about saints, martyrs and faithful departed. They seem more concerned with horror stories and films, trick-or-treat and toffee apples, and such like. At least in what is called the Western world.
I have never seen the attraction of horror films myself. Being scared witless does boost…
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