Possum Philosophy: Don’t take all of the fun out of Halloween

There is little wonder so many area residents enjoy and go all out for Halloween. After all, many of us natives of the Southern Highlands of Virginia can trace much of our ancestry back to the Irish and Scottish.

The holiday had its origins in the Celtic festival known as Samhain. According to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia (en.wikipedia.org), this festival, coming at the end of the harvest season was often regarded as the Celtic New Year. During the festival, the ancient pagans (Irish and Scottish) took what would be today regarded as an inventory of supplies and would slaughter livestock to get winter supplies ready.

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Published in: on October 26, 2008 at 2:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

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