Short History lesson on Halloween from the Gulf Coast

Real Estate Broker/Owner with IXL Real Estate AL#88821 MS#B19412

Short History lesson on Halloween from the Gulf Coast

As a young girl, my family went trick or treating on Halloween, and always had a good time with my parents collecting candy going form door to door in our community.

My two boys had their share of dressing up and going from house to house for a few years as children. Then due to a hand full of some evil people our children's safety was compromised. We had to find a new approach to the Halloween celebration.

 My grandchildren still get to enjoy the Halloween celebrations, within the safety of the church and close community functions.

Our children could care less about the History behind Halloween, all they know is that it involves dressing up in costumes, getting candy, and enjoying fun & games. Halloweenhas evolved years and the superstition and beliefs surroundings the holiday has been transformed into the modern day celebration of fall festivals and home parties. 




Being a realist and advocate I had to re-searching the history of Halloween.

****The ancient Celtics believed Halloween was a day the DEAD can return to earth, therefore they would light bonfires, and wear costumes to ward off these roaming ghost. Halloween also known as "All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day."


All Souls' Day commemorates the faithful departed, and All Saints Day first dates back to the Western Christianity around May 13, 609 or 610..





Happy Halloween enjoy and be safe.

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Alice Broadway is a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister, she is also a dedicated REALTOR based on the Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast. With a passion for helping people, she loves assisting her clients buy and sell real estate.

 In 2007 she received a salesperson licenses, and went on to obtain a real estate Broker's Licenses for Alabama and Mississippi. Alice enjoys  marketing, sharing information, learning something new, and her large family.

In her spare time, you will usually find her and her Husband Miles at their 102 Acres "Kamp KOMA", surrounded by nature. If she is at home she is in front of her computer, or on her ipad, either blogging, socializing on FaceBook, Twitter, and Active Rain. If you would like to keep up with her blogs subscribe at:

Counties she serves are : Jackson, George, and Harrison County in Mississippi. Mobile and Baldwin County in Alabama.  


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Comments (2)

Paul Walker
Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC - Scott AFB, IL
Scott AFB IL Area Realtor

Nice history lessons. Thank you for sharing this blog.

In the picture is this your grandson? Cute kid!

Oct 14, 2010 03:12 AM
Alice Broadway
IXL Real Estate - Mobile, AL
Real Estate Broker
Thanks Paul, and yes that is my grandson
Oct 14, 2010 04:18 AM