Bang on midnight in Scotland and here comes the time of year when we unwittingly scare the shit out of our kids and scar them for life where many will develop a REAL and horrible fear of clowns for the rest of their lives. We dress our kids up like Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ song and go door to door and get our kids lots of candy (USA) or Sweets (Here in Scotland) that will in the end make a certain percentage of our populous overweight or obese. We follow them to doors of course and have to stand there and sing songs or say some stuff. Having two Daughters 4 and 5 I actually look forward to dressing them up like Zombies or whatever and whole fun of the day. With it getting dark at 5:30pm here in Scotland now as the clocks go back all we need is a full moon and the mood is set to scare the living daylights out of each other. All on a psychological and subconcious level you understand, then in a week we have Fireworks night. Yes that night we spend a small fortune on Rockets that in some cases we could blow up a small country with. And when we go home idiots keep setting them off till 5am every day for a week. Guy Fawkes night
Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure. What a superb way to celebrate that event huh?
Yup way back in 1605 some idiot decided it would be a good idea to blow this building up in London, England
WHAT A FANTASTIC WEEK!
Happy Halloween Everyone :D
I AM SHIT SCARED OF CLOWNS AS 40 YEAR OLD MAN! THANKS HALLOWEEN!!!
Halloween or Hallowe’en (/ˌhæləˈwiːn, -oʊˈiːn, ˌhɑːl-/; a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening”), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Within Allhallowtide, the traditional focus of All Hallows’ Eve revolves around the theme of using “humor and ridicule to confront the power of death.”
According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.
Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related “guising”), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted house attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although in other locations, these solemn customs are less pronounced in favor of a more commercialized and secularized celebration. Because many Western Christian denominations encourage, although no longer require, abstinence from meat on All Hallows’ Eve, the tradition of eating certain vegetarian foods for this vigil day developed, including the consumption of apples, colcannon, cider, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.
Well this is according to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween Who am I to say they are wrong?
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