Happy Halloween!! But what does it all mean??
"Halloween is a mid-18th century Scottish shortening of Allhallow-even, the 'Eve of All Saints,' which was the last night of October. Hallowmas as the name for All-Saints Day is first attested in 1389. The Christian calendar day Halloween corresponds to the last night of the year in the old Celtic calendar, where it was Old Year's Night, a night for witches. Thus it is another example of a pagan holiday given a cursory baptism during the Dark Ages conversions and sent on its way."More Fun with Halloween Etymologies!
(from Dappled Things)Categories: Language, Fun&Games