Well, my daughter is looking forward to this evening. She will be going Trick or Treating. It’s the first time for her. She’s going with her best friend, O.
I’ll be tagging along. I still have to sew a Halloween bag to hold all the goodies that she receives, but that can be easily whipped up on one of my Brother sewing machines.
Halloween has an interesting history and has been around for hundreds of years. As a child, I remember doing a bit of research to see how Halloween originated.
During my research, I discovered it was a combination of more than the Samhain holiday. It received influence from Catholic Hallowmas period of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. Also bits of the Roman festival of Feralia is sprinkled into our modern day Halloween.
This will be the first year that my daughter participates in Halloween. Some Christians, don’t celebrate this occasion, because of its “pagan roots.” Interestingly enough, some of the same people that feel this way, have no issues celebrating Christmas or having the “Wedding March,” played at their wedding. Yeah… those have “pagan roots” too.