Halloween . . . . . .October 31st

I forgot to reblog this yesterday because we left early in the morning for New Jersey. Halloween is over for another year, but I thought you might enjoy seeing these fun images of happy little trick-or-treaters!



I like this picture because it reminds me of the pumpkins my architect carved for our children. He was never satisfied with a traditional jack-o-lantern, but carved R2D2 and Picasso pumpkins among others for our doorstep!  From this  shot, you can see other non- traditional examples of carving.

In the United States today, Halloween celebration is a multi-billion dollar industry, second only to the celebration of Christmas because of the costumes, candy, parties, haunted houses, cards, movies and decorations.

But what is being celebrated? The roots of Halloween began over 2000 years ago by the Celts of Ireland , England and parts of France. It was the Fire Festival known as Samhain (sow-en)  and celebrated at harvest time. On that night the belief was that  the  spirits of the dead freely moved among the living. The fire was to protect the living.  In the 7th century, the Roman Catholic Church…

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About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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