Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Little Halloween History

Hey, I woke up this morning not feeling to gravy but enough to hop on here and shoot you guys a post. I was going to just say happy halloween and drop a song or something but who really wants to read that. I've seen to many of those so far. So I did a little research and found out how we got halloween.

Ok so halloween has been traced back to the celtic people. They had a festival on Nov. 1 called Samhain (pronounced sah-win) to symbolize the end of summer. In this festival they light giant bonfires to represent the sun to aid their druids (celtic priests who carried out rituals in open air) in the fight against the dark powers. They believed Samhain was the time when the division between the two worlds became thin so hostile supernatural forces were able to venture into our world and wander around as ghosts. Because of these dark forces many of the Celtic people would dress in masks to ward off these spirits. And through the telephone game of time we ended up with a holiday where toddlers go trick or treating, kids go toilet papering, teens and adults dress in skimpy outfits and party, and old people give out candy.

Side note - I found out that the word bonfire came from the words "bone fire" which means that these Celtic people would put sacrificed animals bones into the fire to set ablaze, sometimes human.

Ok so now you know, your wearing that costume tonight to ward off spirits that wander around on this day. Now have a great day/night and be safe. I'll be posting some hangover cures later for you people that don't give a fuck its sunday, its halloween!

After a blood fight, Before a zombie party