All Hallows Day or the Festival of Samhain

The modern holiday of Halloween has its origins in the ancient Gaelic known as Samhain. The Festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Traditionally, the festival was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and slaughter livestock for winter stores. The Ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops. The festivals would frequently involve bonfires, where the bones of slaughtered livestock were thrown. Costumes and masks were also worn at the festivals in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or placate them. The term Halloween is shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the eve of All Hallows Day also which is now known as All Saints Day. It was a day of religious festivities in various northern European Pagan traditions, until Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV moved the old Christian Feast of All Saints’ Day from May 13 to November 1. Although All Saints’ Day is now considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays were, at that time, celebrated on the same day.

Just a little information I thought you all might need. Now get your outfit on and go mix with the undead. If they see your not one of them they might play a trick on you.

I know what you thinking what happened at the party? Well let me tell ya….

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