Monday, October 1, 2012

Some of the History of Halloween Part 1 [October Countdown to Halloween~Day 1]

Here is a bit of information for the month of October, the month of Halloween, spooks, and treats. It has become one of my favorite seasons of the year. This is a fairly non-scary start to ease our way in. It all started out normally, but we will see how society, heavily influenced by the Christian Church, has twisted it. I be posting what I hope you find interesting and informative history lessons over the next month. This is from History.com, with a link at the end.

Halloween Superstitions

Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition. It began as a Celtic end-of-summer festival during which people felt especially close to deceased relatives and friends. For these friendly spirits, they set places at the dinner table, left treats on doorsteps and along the side of the road and lit candles to help loved ones find their way back to the spirit world. Today's Halloween ghosts...

...But what about the Halloween traditions and beliefs that today's trick-or-treaters have forgotten all about? Many of these obsolete rituals focused on the future instead of the past and the living instead of the dead. In particular, many had to do with helping young women identify their future husbands and reassuring them that they would someday—with luck, by next Halloween—be married. In 18th-century Ireland,... [more at History.com]


~Lori
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2 comments:

Liz said...

Hello,
Love to hear how our traditions start and evolve. I am not a big one for Halloween but I certainly can appreciate the fun of it. :)

~Liz

Magic Love Crow said...

I love this Lori!!! I love Halloween ;o) Excellent post! I love the little saying you have at the bottom! I might have to try it! LOL!

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