Halloween is named for “All Hallow’s Eve,” the night before
All Souls Day which was often November 1.
Costumes came about as a way to ‘hide’ from spirits
thought to roam freely at this time of the year.
October 31 is also Samhaine, New Year’s Eve for Celts
and the original holiday on this date, celebrating
the final harvest season and the beginning of time to come
spent working indoors through the wintry months.
Whatever traditions you follow, blessings to you!
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