Author: | Posted on: October 31, 2018
Ok, if thinking about Halloween puts ideas about ghosts and ghouls in your head, then this article might well be for you!
One important aspect of Halloween actually originated as a time of happiness for the occasion of a harvest. It is with the drawing in of the nights and the cooler approaching season that people would gather the crops and prepare for the nourishment that they would all too soon need. The putting out of shape carved root vegetables was symbolic of the warding off for any negativity from the recently grown harvest. A time for appreciation of what had been tended to and achieved from the land, at Halloween many people recognised how dependant they were on the fruits of their labours.
Halloween is a time for appreciation, in acknowledging the altering of the seasons and the achievements that might have been accumulated. In culturally being aware of the significance for children and how history has a part to play in the dressing up and even the Trick Or Treating, it can be a time to positively recognise the traditional aspects of such a seasonal occasion.