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HALLOWEEN WEEK ON MY BLOG FACTS FOR DAY 1 & #mondaychallenge

on October 26, 2014

HALLOWEEN WEEK ON MY BLOG 
starts now 26th oct to the 1 nov 

This week we are reading any black or red cover books they may be crime , thrillers scary, spooky 
paranormal ,Or just a black or red cover book if you prefer ( red can beblood for my halloween week ) 

EACH DAY I WILL BE POSTING A FEW FACTS 
DAY 1 
Facts about Halloween
Halloween
What does it mean ? 

The night of 31 October, the eve of All Saints’ Day, often celebrated by children dressing up in frightening masks and costumes. Halloween is thought to be associated with the Celtic festival Samhain, when ghosts and spirits were believed to be abroad.

When Christianity came to England and the rest of Europe, 1 November became All Saints Day – a day dedicated to all those saints who didn’t have a special day of their own. They performed a mass called ‘All hallows mass’ and the night before became known as All Hallows E’en and eventually Hallowe’en or Halloween.

Day 1 question & answer time 
The festival of Halloween was first celebrated by which ancient tribe?

According to the beliefs of the ancient Celts, the bright half of the year ended around November 1 or on a moon-phase near that date, or at the time of first frost. The day is referred to in modern Gaelic as Samhain (“Sow-in” meaning: End of the Summer). After the adoption of the Roman calendar, the date began to be celebrated independently of the Moon’s phases. As October 31 is the last day of the bright half of the year, the next day also marked the beginning of winter, which the Celts often associated with death, and with the slaughter of livestock to provide meat for the coming winter. The Celts believed that on October 31, the boundary separating the dead from the living became blurred. The Celts’ survival during the harsh winters depended on the prophecies of their priests and priestesses (druids), and the accurate prediction of how much food would be needed to sustain the populace before the next harvest. They believed that spirits would aid in making accurate predictions about the coming year.

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2 responses to “HALLOWEEN WEEK ON MY BLOG FACTS FOR DAY 1 & #mondaychallenge

  1. Tanya says:

    Great research x

  2. Thanks tanya lots more to come this week x

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