Lea and Donovan discuss one of their favorite (at least Donovan’s) holidays of the year, Halloween. Lea describes her experiences trick-or-treating as a child and her Dad’s love of scaring the kids when they come to the door for candy. Donovan’s experience was one time, one time he went trick-or-treating and he’s pretty sure that was it.
When the couple married over 27 years ago, they lived in the same area that Donovan grew up in – an area that was out of town and didn’t get any youngsters looking for candy. However, when they located to a more suburban area over 11 years ago, they were faced with mini-vans loaded down with kids, not even wearing costumes, looking for candy.
Donovan loves the holiday; he loves the macabre and the feeling of it and the decorations, but he even admits himself that he’s just too lazy to put them out only to take them back up.
Modern Halloween comes from the Irish festival Samhain, an occasion that marked the passage from the summer harvest season to the dark of winter. Tradition dictated huge bonfires be built in fields, and it was believed that fairy spirits lurked in the shadows. To distract these spirits from settling into houses and farms, people would carve rudimentary faces into large turnips, and set candles inside. The turnip lanterns would rest along roadways and next to gates, to both light the way for travelers and caution any passing fairies against invading.Did you know that the association of pumpkins with Halloween is a very recent phenomenon?
Allhallowtide, Hallowtide, Allsaintstide, or the Hallowmas season, is the triduum encompassing the Western Christian observances of All Saints’ Eve (Halloween), All Saints’ Day (All Hallows’) and All Souls’ Day, which last from October 31 to November 2 annually. Allhallowtide is a “time to remember the dead, including martyrs, saints, and all faithful departed Christians.” The present date of Hallowmas (All Saints’ Day) and thus also of its vigil (Hallowe’en) was established f
Source: Allhallowtide – Wikipedia
Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day and Reformation Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
Source: Halloween – Wikipedia
NOTE: Adult themes, language and situations.
Intro: Cockpit by Silent Partner
Outro: It’s All Happening by Huma-Hu
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