Here we are on October 31, 2022 and tonight is All Hallows Eve. Halloween is the contraction of All Hallows Eve (The day before All Saints Day). In the 8th century, Pope Gregory III declared November 1st as a day to honor saints. I came to learn that shortly after that declaration the traditions of Samhain were incorporated into the day All Hallows Eve.
So what is Samhain? I did some digging and found this explanation on history.com/topics/holidays/samhain
"Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. In modern times, Samhain (a Gaelic word pronounced “SAH-win”) is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year.” Celebrants believe that the barriers between the physical world and the spirit world break down during Samhain, allowing more interaction between humans and denizens of the Otherworld."
I'm not interested in having contact with the "Otherworld" nor do I wish that for innocent children. But, let that go😁 as this post is about Halloween Safety. Betchya thought I forgot that...lol
The kids are out in full regalia, Most with masks that are hard to see out off. So, I found a great graphic from the American Safety Council outlining some safety tips. One that they did not include is, Drive Cautiously. Be on the lookout.
BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!!
And watch out for the denizens of the Otherworld😬