Does anyone have Hallow-e'en favourite images/stories to share here?
Does Cody eat pumpkin seeds?
mean I dont know about Cody - we'll have to wait for the experts to comment on that
celebrated in Ireland - not sure, but think it's a very old pre-christian festival *
[I think it probably was in UK too but got "transferred" to Guy Falkes" day & most of the traditions got lost ?]
we used to light bonfires on the local green area -
not very environmentally friendly ones with tyres etc. but hey it was the 70's
we didnt do the door to door thing
but played great games at home -
- try get coins from the bottom of a basin filled with water with your hands behind your back was my favourite
- then apples would get tied hanging to a crossline:
- blindfolded & again with hands behind your back you'd try get a bite from the apple.. great debates about whether using your shoulders allowed or not
|Halloween originated from the Pagan festival Samhain, celebrated among the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain. |
Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century.
Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century.
Halloween is now celebrated in several parts of the western world, most commonly in Ireland, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.
I guess they mean Scotland when they say UK there at the end (?)