the night of Halloween is on the 31st of October.
HalloweenThis Festival was originally a pagan festival to celebrate the end of Summer and the beginning of Winter.
In Earlier days, bonfires were lit and animals passed around them to make certain of good stocks for the winter ahead.
All Hallows Eve is also the night when ghosts may be able to contact the living and pass on messages.
This is the origin of Halloween Festivities such as bobbing for apple .
Funny Masks were traditional and part of earlier riotous parties
Various countries carry on Halloween Festivities and these are usually great fun.
Theme Parks have taken on the mantle of Halloween parties and these vary wildly in the frightening parties that they offer.
These vary from Disneys not-so-scary Ghost procession to Universals horrific offerings which offer the ability to be scared by all kinds of Vampires from movies and the past.
scare your friends !
Much of the Halloween superstitions come of course from Ireland and the other Gaelic countries.
Part of the festival included worshipping the Goddess Mogfhionn and this continues even today – there is a large mystical rock on Beara known as the Hag of Beara and you can still see offerings place on her rock daily.
In Wicca, Samhain is an important Festival and many stone circles will be part of the ceremonies carried out inside them as a part of the Fertility aspect of Samhain.
Halloween is midway between the Summer and the Winter Equinoxes and is considered as the beginning of the Celtic New Year.