Halloween is a day dedicated to sweet treats, spooky costumes, and mischief. Every year, people come out on this dark night, dressed in an unusual outfit typically representing something from pop culture. What will you be for Halloween? I bet plenty of scary folk will dress up as a meme (or a GIF…maybe).
This day is said to have both Christian and pagan roots. Historian Nicholas Rogers suggests that Halloween is possibly likened with a Celtic holiday, festival of Samhain, which means “summer’s end” in the Old Irish language. At this time, the boundary between the earthly realm and the underworld isn’t enforced much, and as a result, “fairies” and “spirits” are better able to cross over. In the Christian religion, All Saints Day or All Hallows Day is on November 1st, immediately following the dark ritual of Halloween.
During the Middle Ages, it has been claimed that parishes with not enough money to buy relics of saints, will instead opt to have priests dress up as saints. Some Christians still observe this tradition, and dress up as saints on Halloween.
How will you celebrate Halloween? Candy? Costumes? Or what?