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Halloween Excitement

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 12:08

This is not only Halloween weekend, but mu youngest grandchild Olivia's birthday, making her a very special holiday baby.

In other nations it is called El Dia De Los Muertos, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in several countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.

This tradition is said to have started with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats.

When I first arrived in America as a child, I looked forward to a few special days. Among them was Halloween because I had the opportunity of dressing up and meeting new people who would share candy and other goodies.

Now years later, I still enjoy this holiday and take pleasure in seeing my children and grandkids prepare for a similar experience.

This is my daughter Sabrina and grandchild, Olivia dressed as lovely ladybugs. The scary side of Halloween can be found below.

Meanwhile, this American tradition continues to grow, as Americans spend an estimated $6 billion annually on Halloween, making it the second-largest commercial holiday second to Christmas.

History of Halloween https://www.livescience.com/40596-history-of-halloween.html