Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced "sah-win"). The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops. The festival would frequently involve bonfires. It is believed that the fires attracted insects to the area which attracted bats to the area. These are additional attributes of the history of Halloween. Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them. (extracted from www.halloweenhistory.org)
cute mr pumpkin! -this is the only thing i like about halloween.
"So, it's more like to chase the evil spirit! Oh, come and join us this weekend for the party, it's so much fun!" -she said last Friday. I thanked her for the invitation but at the same time had to say sorry that I couldn't go to the party as I need to finish up my work during the weekend. I honestly don't know how to decline the invitation nicely as to not offending her. But luckily for me when she said, "Ooh no worries, no pressure for you. Have a nice weekend then!" "You too. See you next week ya!" -I replied.