Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Enjoy Halloween

It's October 31st today, so tonight everyone interested can celebrate Halloween. Here in Belgium, it's becoming bigger and bigger - lots of American trends make their way across the ocean.

Halloween, though, doesn't quite belong in our tradition. Perhaps in the old days, when Celts and Picts lived. But our part of the world soon became Christian, and so it's November 1st that gathers the attentions.

On All Saints, people go to the churchyards to remember their deceased loved ones - at least when you need to remember them that way. Personally, I don't like graveyards. I tend to remember those who are no longer there by speaking about them frequently, even dreaming of them.

What are you going to do tonight?

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