Halloween 2022

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA 92593-B

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.

Halloween Safety

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!!

And watch out for the denizens of the Otherworld😬

 

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I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and bless you with peace

2 Thessalonians 1:2

 

Doug Dawes REALTOR®, AWREP, LMC

Broker Sales Associate

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - Topsfield/Newburyport

49 Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
 978-887-3995  ~ Office
 978-270-3037  ~ Cell
 DougDawes@KW.com

Comments (16)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Doug Dawes happy Halloween to you as well.  We are all set for the boat load of kids that Trick or Treat in my neighborhood.

Oct 31, 2022 12:31 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Doug Dawes  Happy Halloween it sure is not like when we were kids - Xtra care must be taken 

Oct 31, 2022 12:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Doug- Hope you had a Happy Halloween and yes...safety first!!!  I'm glad you included drive safely. Here we've seen items in our stores for celebrating Day of the Dead. 

Oct 31, 2022 05:30 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Doug Dawes I agree safety is first. Thank you, and Happy Halloween to you and to all.

Oct 31, 2022 08:41 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Doug always enjoy your posts and this one is over the top, hope you had a fantastic Halloween and did not overdose on candy:)Endre

Oct 31, 2022 11:11 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Tips to stay safe are always worth printing!

Nov 01, 2022 05:10 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi George Souto. We were all set but the number of kids shrank and as usual, I have lots more candy left over

Nov 01, 2022 06:38 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

You are right Halloween does not seem to be the same

Nov 01, 2022 06:40 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

For a long time, I thought nothing of Halloween was anything but a giant costume party. Kathy Streib. Funny thing I noticed last night...There were more parents than kids and ALL the parents were costumed too

Nov 01, 2022 06:46 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning John Pusa 

Yes, extra safety is necessary these days as our area has our whole area has tripled in population over the last 20 years

Nov 01, 2022 06:48 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Endre Barath, Jr. how did you know Halloween is the one day of the year that I overdose on candy?...lol

Nov 01, 2022 06:49 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

That they are Kat Palmiotti That they are. Do you get many trick or treaters in your area of Montana?

Nov 01, 2022 06:51 AM
Kat Palmiotti

I just read something from a home owner in town and they had 85 kids last night Doug Dawes . We don't get any since we are out of town on a rural road with a half mile long driveway!

Nov 01, 2022 07:43 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Doug, really good information on the history of Halloween.   We had not one kiddo at the door.

Nov 01, 2022 07:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Doug... having been raised as a German Lutheran, October 31st was always a "two-fer" holiday for me... it's Reformation Day recognizing the day that Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the church door and started the protestant reformation movement... after that, it's a trick or treating holiday!

Nov 01, 2022 08:32 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I think it's important to know the history of things as it tends to change over time Joan Cox Do you live outside of town? How come no kiddos?

Nov 01, 2022 09:48 AM
Joan Cox

I bought a patio home, where they are all ranches, so older buyers tend to live here.   We have very few under 50.   I thought there would have been grandkids, but NOPE.

Nov 01, 2022 11:29 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker We must thank Luther for what he did for the masses. Our area has a history of Otherworld activity that is still practiced today 

Nov 01, 2022 09:51 AM