happy Halloween

it’s the end of the month and Halloween today – there’s pumpkins all over the place and some of them are much larger than others.

this one was being cut by Frankie Taylor just up the road in Sutton Courtenay – its a little over 500mm wide and looks great when it’s lit up.

Have a fabulous Halloween wherever you are going to be this year.

wiki tells us Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of Hallows’ Even or Hallows’ Evening), is also known as AllhalloweenAll Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve, and is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.

It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain; that such festivals may have had pagan roots; and that Samhain itself was Christianised as Halloween by the early Church. Some believe, however, that Halloween began solely as a Christian holiday, separate from ancient festivals like Samhain.

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