Hi dearest readers,
Trick or Treat !
It’s Halloween on Monday , October 31st 2016 !!!
Halloween (“All Hallows’Even”, the eve of All Hallows’s Day). Happy Halloween 2016 (Monday, October 31st) !!! From team Super Professeur,Les Aventures de Ronald Tintin, Marina Nival and Ronning Against Cancer
What does the word “Halloween” mean?
The name Halloween is actually a shortened version of "All Hallows' Even," the eve of All Hallows' Day.
"Hallow" is an Old English word for "holy person,"
and All Hallows' Day is simply another name for All Saints' Day, the day Catholics commemorate all the saints. At some point, people began referring to All Hallows' Even as "Hallowe'en" and then simply "Halloween."
Following the Jewish tradition, Christians observe many holy days from sundown on one day until sundown on the following day. This is where we get the practice of celebrating Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, etc. The direct predecessor of modern-day Halloween is the festivity that began All Saints' Day, which started at sundown on October 31.
While it takes its name from All Saints' Day, modern Halloween is actually a combination of several different traditions. In fact, a lot of the things we do on Halloween predate Christianity entirely.
Happy Halloween 2016 to Florine Cornilleau, Mélike Gelep,Btecem Riche,Jessica Janusz,Manon Delporte, Marie le Picard, Eve Bieuvelet, Pauline Pina Mertzig, Lyna Hussein, Tiffany Bivelacqua, Olivia Koryczan, Peggy-Laure Hernandez, readers, followers... !
Have a great Halloween’s Day on Monday , October 31st 2016 !!! ;)