Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Anyway, they believe that rats are bad fairies. The word rat is not allowed to be uttered on the island. They use the word 'long-tails' instead! I learned this the hard way by uttering the word rat naively at work one day. The whole office descended into a black silence.
Friday, 8 October 2010
Have a great weekend, and please spare a prayer for my son on his Atlantic adventures!http://breezerunner.blogspot.com/
Monday, 4 October 2010
Friday, 1 October 2010
Eventually, it became combined with All Saint's Day and All Hallow's E'en (becoming Halloween).
The Scottish, who called it Samhuin, started using turnips - hollowing them out to light lanterns inside to ward off evil spirits. I suppose that is where we began with pumkins?
It was considered that on 31st October, the veil between life and the afterlife became thin, and I suppose that is where the 'spooky' stories began!
I am enjoying all your Halloween preparations! Thank you all for sharing.