Halloween in the UK has really taken off. It has become another commercial exercise, when shops cash in on the event. From early October products such as witches toy broomsticks, devil masks and similar gruesome objects go on sale.
Halloween is about food and dressing up also though. October is a good time for pumpkins and many are hollowed out to hold a candle and serve as a Halloween lantern, whilst the insides are used for pumpkin pies and squash drinks.
These days though there is much more to it. Cakes decorated to resemble haunted houses, spiders, witches hats, bloody eyeballs and more. Creative cooking and baking is a big part of 21st Century Halloween celebrations. Of course you could always buy store baked and created foods, but it is cheaper and much more fun to make your own. Halloween is the eve or vigil of All Hallows Day or All Saints Day, an important Catholic feast.
Halloween reflections Fact can be stranger than fiction As I decided to lock up for the night I reflected on being home alone. As an being home alone was no big deal but that did not stop me hating it. During daylight hours it was quite nice as I was able to do as I pleased, when it pleased, so what was there to dislike? Night ......more
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