Friday/Funday: All Hallows Eve

To everyone struggling due to Hurricane Zeta, my thoughts are with you.

Fall brings the harvest. The harvest brings pumpkins and my favorite, All Hallows Eve (AKA Halloween). What would the last Friday/Funday of October be without a dedication to the old eve?

As most of you know, according to History.com, the All Saints’ Day celebration was also called Allhallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day) and the night before it, the traditional night of Samhain in the Celtic religion, began to be called AllHallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.

The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes, and eating treats.

https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween

For me, this month and specifically Halloween Day is a day for me to remember my mother because it was her favorite holiday.

I remember carving pumpkins, baking, watching scary movies and her dressing up. As an adult, I brought those traditions into my own family, so I hope you enjoy my walk down memory lane on this fun day.

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Everyone who knows me knows that I love dragons, and as a mythical creature they have their place during Halloween. My life as an author has brought to life my favorite dragon Xavgon.

In the upcoming second edition of Palera Dawn, Kalera will be set in scenes related to All Hallows Eve and Día de los Muertos.

What would Halloween fun be if I didnt bring Queen Palera to life? No fun at all. LOL.

Where’s Xavgon?

A Nightmare Before Christmas is my family and I’s favorite animated scary movie. The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.”

 My mother’s favorite Halloween monster was the vampire. No wonder I loved Interview with the Vampire, Lost Boys, Fright Night, Buffy, Twilight, and Vampire Diaries.

My vampire lives here.

Do you remember Children of The Corn?

I’m hiding from these killer kids.

The children found me, but detective Kayla will solve my disappearance case, I hope.

She solved my case so I headed to the universe of no. I mean, “Noooooooo!”

Have you ever had a pet ghost? I have.

Have your daughter ever played Rafiki in her school’s Halloween play? Mine has.

Dawnies, I hope you have enjoyed this Friday/Funday. Now I leave you with my favorite Halloween thriller of all times.

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