Christine Young

I am a writer and avid reader of romances particularly historical romances. Please join me on my journey through time

Christine Presents ~ Happy Halloween ~ Witches and ghosts make merry tonight!

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Halloween – candy – costumes – parties – fun!

All Hallows’ Eve or the Celtic festival of Samhain, people for centuries have celebrated this day. This date bridges the time between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death. In the ancient times people lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off the roaming ghosts or eveil spirits. Over time this day became known as Halloween and encompassed child-friendly activities.

Halloweens origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samahin. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed the ghost of the dead returned to earth.

Happy haunting tonight and watch out behind you.

Pixie, kobold, elf,and sprite,

All are on their rounds tonight;

In the wan moon’s silver ray,

Thrives their helper-skelter play.

~Joel Benton~

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