Halloween Mon, Oct 31, 2016
Halloween is an interesting day on the calendar. Whether you want to call it All Hallow's Eve or All Saint's Eve or Halloween, it has certainly always been one of my kid's favorite holidays. Many believe that a lot of our current traditions are Celtic in their origin as well as linked to the Gaelic festival of Samhain, as well as the more modern Christian religious observance to include church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead. There is even a popular Irish folktale where a gentleman named Jack tricks the devil into a tree and makes a bargain that the devil can never claim his soul. Jack goes on to live a life of debauchery so he can't get into heaven either and is doomed to roam the earth with a hollowed out turnip with a coal from the fires of hell burning in it, giving rise to the modern Jack-o-lantern.
No matter your belief, growing up it was an awesome day filled with parties and parades at school, followed by roaming the streets with your parents getting candy from the neighbors. What other day can you dress up like Batman and come home with a bag full of Snickers and Smarties as a kid? As you can see from the below picture, there is no shortage of creative types here at Slidebelts. Kudos to all for coming up with fun, creative and appropriate costumes (who knew that was still possible?) You all rock!