Howl-O-Ween Biggest Fun Night Of Year

It’s hard to believe that Halloween began as a time of taboo and fright.

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There was a mix of customs that created this holiday: Celtic practices, Catholic and Roman rituals, European traditions.

Back then people believed that on October 31 the dead returned to the earth. The Celts would light bonfires and wear weird costumes to ward off those ghoulish ghosts.

The Celtic holiday of Samhain (sow-in), the Catholic Hallowmas of All Saints and All Souls Day (which is still celebrated), and the Roman festival of Feralia each had an influence on the modern version of Halloween.

Religious meaning began to zing from the broomstick and ooze from the pumpkin in the 19th century. Halloween has now become a spirit of community, a day of fun for the kids. There is a nip in the air, time to change the clocks, excitement over candy and costumes and…

Trick or Treat!!

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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