Halloween was originally a three-day Celtic festival, commencing All Hallows on the eve of November, which signifies and autumn transition between light and dark, day and night, life and death.
It starts the Celtic New Year.
It was (and still is for some) a time to celebrate the dead, remember them, respect them and hold close all that links you, the sum of your ancestors, to those who delivered you.
On All Hallows Eve, Celts tell stories of those no longer among us be they relatives, friends or pets and celebrate their spirits by bringing out heirlooms and talismans handed down through generations.
Christianity viewed the Celts as pagans and threw up a smokescreen by adopting pagan holy days as their own, which is why they celebrate All Saints Day on November 1st and also celebrate the birth of Jesus (a fabricated date) to coincide with the Celtic Winter Solstice.
|R.I.P. Mel Weddle|