Halloween has been an obsession of mine for as long as I can remember. My love for Halloween is renewed annually; it begins with the changing colors of the foliage, the sky turning different shades of grey and that brisk autumn air rolling in. It’s a picturesque season that I reminisce about every time I see something that could remotely be thought of as Fall or Halloween. It is my goal to have it all on display for you under one scary roof.
I’ve become a Historian, admirer, and fan of this holiday and will showcase it all through my podcast and website, Nightmare365.com.
Stay Spooky Matt.
Brief History of Halloween:
Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats. – Provide by History.com