01 Feb Halloween Parties
Happy Halloween Readers.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for throwing a party. Reason being is that it allows no, encourages creativity. Now most know the history of Halloween but do you know the history of Halloween Parties? It was started in Ireland by the Celts and was known as The Festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). This was the day that signified the end of the harvesting season and beginning of the cold, dark winter. They believed that on this day, the barrier between the world of the living and the dead became blurred and the spirits had the opportunity to once again walk the Earth. Fast forward about 2,000 years and Halloween had become a community-centered event and less of a religious event.
By the 1920’s & 30’s, town-wide Halloween parties became the featured entertainment. Parades were thrown, adults and children alike would all dress up, and candy became synonymous with Halloween. Today, about 6 billion dollars is spent annually by Americans on Halloween. That’s a lot of money for scaring people and it makes it the 2nd largest commercial holiday in America (Christmas obviously being number 1). I would love to hear your Halloween Party stories and see your Halloween Pictures. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and 1 lucky winner will have their story and pictures featured on our Facebook Page. Until next time, have a safe and Happy Halloween.