Saturday, October 31, 2009
Emma Nicole Happy Halloween 2009
I wanted to display Emma's cute little Halloween picture, but I don't really have a Halloween story (I'm just 'not' a story teller, but I admire those who are). So, what we end up with here is more or less a definition of the 'meaning of Halloween'. By Christmas, I'll be sure to have some pictures of her showing her 'million watt' smile. It's her crowning feature, but for now, no smile in these pictures. Soon though. :) (By the way, Emma was born 1-15-09.)
Meaning of Halloween
One obvious question about Halloween is, "What does the word itself mean?" The name 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."
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.
Halloween comes to America
Posted by Chloe at 2:30 PM