Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween / Samhain North Fife

Halloween / Samhain as celebrated over the weekend in the Co-op store Newburgh. As always the staff enter into the spirit of the times and we all enjoy. A good community experience.

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Halloween at the Co-op Newburgh north fife, staff cast aside normal working clothes and indulge.
Halloween (also spelled Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints, but is today largely a secular celebration.
Samhain marked the end of the harvest, the end of the "lighter half" of the year and beginning of the "darker half". It was traditionally celebrated over the course of several days. Many scholars believe that it was the beginning of the Celtic year. It has some elements of a festival of the dead. The Gaels believed that the border between this world and the otherworld became thin on Samhain; because so many animals and plants were dying, it thus allowed the dead to reach back through the veil that separated them from the living. Bonfires played a large part in the festivities.

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