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Spooky! Trick or Treat. Things that go bump in the night

“Halloween or Hallowe’en (/ˌhæləˈwiːn, -oʊˈiːn, ˌhɑːl-/; a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening”), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Within Allhallowtide, the traditional focus of All Hallows’ Eve revolves around the theme of using “humor and ridicule to confront the power of death.””

“Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related “guising”), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted house attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular,although in other locations, these solemn customs are less pronounced in favour of a more commercialized and secularized celebration. Because many Western Christian denominations encourage, although no longer require, abstinence from meat on All Hallows’ Eve,the tradition of eating certain vegetarian foods for this vigil day developed, including the consumption of apples, colcannon, cider, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.”


There are 8 comments on this post
  1. November 07, 2014, 2:03 am

    Whooo, that’s one spooky conifer!

  2. November 01, 2014, 4:26 am

    Wow, really spooky! Shoot on slow shutter speed??

  3. October 31, 2014, 11:03 pm

    This is an amazing photo but I wouldn’t be caught dead there LOL

  4. October 31, 2014, 1:14 pm

    Amazing photo! I love it.

    • November 01, 2014, 9:34 am

      Very many thanks Isabella and have a great weekend

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