Did you know that “Halloween is a mish-mash of myths and legends from all over, a cocktail of beliefs and rituals which have been exported to other lands, particularly the USA, and re-imported. US servicemen stationed in Europe during World War II brought their hybrid traditions with them, ideas spread further, and gradually evolved, via films and TV. Growing up in England – oh, a very long time ago – Halloween was a night for staying under the blankets; bonfires and masks were reserved for 5th November, Guy Fawkes’ Night. Nobody went trick or treating in any big way until the 1980s (but they did in Scotland, where it is still often called guising) and, for many, the more recent celebration of the failure to blow up Parliament in 1605 is still more popular than its creepier calendar competitor – though you wouldn’t think so judging by the amount of Halloween-related material on sale.
The above words are from Mike – who some readers may know! He has a blog/site called ‘A Bit About Britain’. It is a personal, independent, project of his that seeks to inspire, inform and entertain. He has many and varied articles on the site and because of the time of year this one about Halloween is a good read, just a snippet of which I copied above … but Mike gives you much more information to read, just click on the link here
and at Halloween these are always popular
Pumpkin Spice Muffins… made the low carb way
All the best Jan