Halloween, or Hallowe’en, dates to about 1745 and is of Christian origin. The word “Halloween” means “hallowed evening” or “holy evening”. It comes from a Scottish term for All Hallows’ Eve; the evening before All Hallows’ Day.

According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized feast influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve includes attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead.

Typical contemporary festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

If you’re heading out with the kids, be sure to review my previous blog post on Halloween Safety Tips. Have tons of fun … and, Happy Halloween from Far West Sonoma!

[adapted from wikipedia]

      

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