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news > 22/10/2015 - You say Halloween, I say Hallowe'en...


Pumpkins, fright masks, and mountains of sugar treats are already filling the shops; yes, Hallowe'en is almost here.

There's enough fake blood and gory costumes in every shop window designed to give you goosebumps and curdle even the thickest of blood.

It seems that we in the UK have been bitten by the vampiric bug of Hallowe'en.

Traditionally the mass trick-or-treating and huge festive parties were American phenomena, with the British constrained to simply bobbing for an apple, hollowing out a pumpkin, and trying (usually in vain) to keep their candle alight. In recent years it seems we have fully embraced the festive fun however, so much so we are even spelling it the American way now.

It used to be spelt Hallowe'en, which was short for All Hallows' Eve, and means hallowed evening or holy night.

Today's Hallowe'en customs are thought to have been influenced by folk customs and beliefs from the Celtic-speaking countries, some of which are believed to have pagan roots. Nuts, seeds and vegetables are the custom foods to be eaten with an abstinence from meat. Which is probably how pumpkins and bobbing apples became part of the tradition.

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