Traditional & Trivial Tuesday: What is Halloween

It is not just a day about dressing up and candy... or is it?

It began over 2000 yrs ago with people known as the Celtics. They lived in what is today England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. This was also the beginning of the Celtic new year, a time to give thanks to the sun god for the harvest. Halloween, All saints day, All hallows eve or All souls day is a festival. It was held to honor the so called "lord of death". It was a belief that on the eve of this festival, the lord of death, called together the wicked spirits that within the past 12 months had been condemned to inhabit the bodies of animals.

Sounds pretty intense, so let's just enjoy the costumes and candy. Trick or Treat!