Plinky.com asked me whether I celebrate Halloween and why.
Well, celebrate is a bit of an odd word. For me, celebrations are parties, getting together with people I love to reaffirm their achievements or cares. I celebrate an anniversary, a birthday, a wedding, a year free from cancer.
Halloween? Well, it doesn't feel like a celebration to me. Doubtless, in times before modern interpretation of religious rhetoric there was some meaning attached to Halloween, probably the welcoming of winter is in there somewhere
[and yes, I could go and look it up, but my life's too short and brain cells are running out]
so it probably is truly a celebration.
Though I'll choose to say that we, as a family, participate in traditions of halloween – trick or treating, wandering the neighbourhood, gathering candy that will rot the kids' for weeks to come!