Happy Halloween 2015 (Saturday, October 31st) From Ronald Tintin, Ronning Against Cancer and Super Professeur !!!
Hi dear readers,
Trick or Treat !
It’s Halloween on Saturday, October 31st 2015 !!!
Halloween (“All Hallows’Even”, the eve of All Hallows’s Day). Happy Halloween 2015 (Saturday, October 31st) !!!
From Ronald Tintin, Ronning Against Cancer and Super Professeur
Have a great Halloween’s Day on Saturday, October 31st 2015 !!! J
What does the word “Halloween” mean?
The name Halloween is actually a shortened version of "All Hallows' Even," the eve of All Hallows' Day.
"Hallow" is an Old English word for "holy person," and All Hallows' Day is simply another name for All Saints' Day, the day Catholics commemorate all the saints. At some point, people began referring to All Hallows' Even as "Hallowe'en" and then simply "Halloween."
Following the Jewish tradition, Christians observe many holy days from sundown on one day until sundown on the following day. This is where we get the practice of celebrating Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, etc. The direct predecessor of modern-day Halloween is the festivity that began All Saints' Day, which started at sundown on October 31.
While it takes its name from All Saints' Day, modern Halloween is actually a combination of several different traditions. In fact, a lot of the things we do on Halloween predate Christianity entirely.