Celebrating Samhain with Hocus Pocus and Poe

Happy Halloween!

This is by far one of my favorite holidays. I love seeing people dressed up in scary or creative costumes. I think it’s a blast to see what people want to be for Halloween.

So, today I’m watching the classic Halloween movie Hocus Pocus and reading some Edgar Allan Poe to make the day more festive. images
Hocus Pocus is by far my favorite Halloween movie. I wouldn’t say it’s overly scary, but it’s all around a great time. That, and Poe just fits in so well with this time of year. Granted, I like reading his work any time of year, but it’s just more festive right around Halloween.

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Samhain, (pronounced Sow-in) is actually the “original” celebration of Halloween. It’s a Celtic holiday, and it dealt with moving into the darker half of the year. I believe it also is a time when the spirit world and ours is supposed to connect. (Spooky).

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It makes sense because we are literally moving into winter where is tends to be more overcast and such. It also has spiritual meaning as well, but I’m going to try and explain that because I feel that I won’t get all of my facts straight. :0

Anyhow, eat some candy, act terrifying, and have a great rest of your Halloween!

Happy Haunting!

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