Celebrate Nature On Halloween

 

 

Trick or treating is one of the most fun ways to celebrate Halloween.

Halloween is the pagan celebration of Samhain. Samhain is the Gaelic word for "summer's end". It is the end of the harvest for the year thus, November 1 is the beginning of the New Year.

It is a time when spirits of one's ancestors are able to return and visit their still living loved ones. Candles and jack-o-lanterns are lit to scare away any evil spirits. Offerings of food and drink were left out for the wandering souls and spirits.

The current holiday tradition of treat or treating stems from the gathering of treats to obtain offerings to give thanks for the harvest.

When going trick or treating most children carry a paper sack, plastic bag, or even a pillowcase. But to celebrate the real meaning of thanking Mother Earth for Her bounty what better way to do so than to use environment friendly canvasbags.

 

Sources:

http://paganwiccan.about.com/cs/aboutsamhain/a/halloween.htm

http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/canvasbags.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
Website: http://www.apluswriting.net
Email: Current address on website
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