Happy Halloween! Yeppers... it's Halloween. There are many really cute posts floating around on Active Rain over the past few days.
So... what is this Halloween thing, anyway?
Lots of porch and front yard home decorations, lots of really cute little kids with their Halloween costumes on, and even a brand new Profile Picture of Anna Banana Kruchten with her new blonde hair-do. How absolutely and cool'ly festive!
Let's start with the name. Happy Halloween. ---> Hallow'een. ---> Hallow Eve ---> All Hallows Eve.
Hallow, and Hallowed means holy or sacred... as in "Hallowed be Thy Name" in the prayer "The Our Father. Or "hallow this ground" in the Gettysburg address.
Thursday, November 1st is the Catholic Feast of All Saints. Saints are "holy." Saints are "hallowed. One could call All Saints day... a remembrance and/or celebration of all the "saints"... of all those who are holy, or of those who are "All Hallowed."
Thus... Wednesday, tonight, Oct 31... is the Eve of All Saints day... which becomes All Hallowed or All Hallows Eve... which becomes Hallow'een.
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