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Halloween....Really ?

Blessed Wednesday 10/30/2019=7 Universal vibration, preparations for the daylight savings time weekend, ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain which marked the end of summer and the onset of winter and was celebrated with feasting, bonfires, sacrificial offerings, and an homage to the dead. It’s celebrated by some as Halloween. All Saints Day (November 1). Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints as a day of prayer for saints and martyrs of the Church, and All Souls Day (November 2), a day of prayer for the souls of all the dead. were public events held to celebrate the harvest. Neighbors would share stories of the dead, tell each other’s fortunes, dance and sing. n the second half of the 19th century, America was flooded with new immigrants. In America Halloween became popular when many immigrants came from Europe. These new immigrants, especially the millions of Irish fleeing the Irish Potato Famine, helped to popularize the celebration of Halloween nationally.

Some will be celebrating Dia de Los Muertos, All Souls, All Saints, Ancestral feasts, and November is celebrated as the Month of Family History. As we celebrate in whatever tradition we will, let’s take this opportunity to put meaning behind the celebrations. Refreshing shrines, offering foods, cleaning graves, coming together just to have fun, take a moment to honor all ancestors. Watching the movie Coco is a great opportunity to share with your family the value of our ancestors


Have a blessed week my friend.


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