Halloween :O ..

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End of October, the end of Breast Cancer Awareness month and also the celebration of All Hallow’s Eve aka Halloween.

For those who don’t know the meaning of All Hallow’s Eve (Halloween).. it has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”).

The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops.

The festival would frequently involve bonfires. It is believed that the fires attracted insects to the area which attracted bats to the area. These are additional attributes of the history of Halloween.

Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them.

THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN THE LIVING AND THE DEAD!!! <– did you read that??!!

So I am a big bang gat. Lightning make me hide under my bed and i refuse for any of my body parts to dangle from the bed “just in case”.

One can never be too damn sure, you know.

I do not like to be chased (makes me squeal) and my kids love to try sneak up on their poor mom and see how high I can actually jump. Bastards.

Then these American’s come around with their Halloween nonsense where everyone runs around trying to scare everyone else. DAMN!

Oh well. there is no accounting for brainmatter and It is all good fun I suppose. The dress up part is nice. The walking around with a bucket begging for candy is a little bit suspect though.

😛

I have allowed the boys to do the trick or treat thing a few times in an controlled environment and even dressed up with them. But to randomly send your kids out to the street is perhaps not the wisest thing to do. You never know what they will end up with in their buckets and more importantly what if they bump into the boogeyman????

*faint*

I will be safe at home, not answering my door 😛