From Places Of Value Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

In the United States and Canada Halloween certainly takes on a bit of a different flair than the rest of the holidays throughout the year.

It seems as though Halloween has so many different meanings.

The kids are back in school, the summer has definitely ended, fall has definitely begun and snow is right around the corner (for some of us).

And still there is more Halloween brings to mind!

Everywhere you look as October 31st approaches you can see a display of carved pumpkins, dancing skeletons, smiling ghosts and witches riding on brooms.

And the closer we get, the feeling of darkness grows near.

Perhaps it’s just the days getting shorter that adds to the mystery of the holiday.

But surely we can all agree that for most of us…

Halloween conjures up the thoughts of spooky stories, and haunted houses.


On Halloween, we all (maybe not all) revel in being scared.!!!

Me, being me, I have to tell you the true roots of Halloween is in two celebrations and originally had nothing to do ghosts and goblins.

  • The Celtic festival of Samhain
  • The Christian holiday All Saint’s Day

Samhain is Gaelic for “summer’s end, and marks what has loosely been labeled the “Celtic New Year.”

The end of the “lighter half” of the year and the beginning of the “darker half.”

The word Halloween is actually a shortened version of “All Hallows’ Even,” the eve of All Hallows’ Day.

“Hallow” is an Old English word for “holy person,” and All Hallows’ Day is simply another name for All Saints’ Day, the day Catholics commemorate all the saints.

At some point, people began referring to All Hallows’ Even as “Hallowe’en” and then simply “Halloween.”

To me Halloween still means pumpkins, candy and costumes!Happy Halloween

It means using our imagination.  Whether carving a pumpkin or an inspired costume.  Imagination is fun.

Use this Halloween as a time to have fun and create good times for everyone (no harmful pranks).

So, whatever your plans, have a safe, happy Halloween.

See You next week when we continue our journey across North Carolina and South Carolina visiting the best places to relocate or retire with a population of 30,000 – 50,000 people.


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