Sydney does Halloween

November 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

It seems so out of place somehow to see the local streets festively decorated with pumpkins, witches, spiders and all the paraphernalia of Halloween. Sydney is a long way from its’ various stated origins in Celtic harvest festivals, marking the end of summer and  and Christian religious ones. “It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide,[9] the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.[10][11]” according to Wikipedia. 

In our area, there were amazing displays of imagination in the front gardens and over the fronts of the houses. On the evening of the 31st October, the streets were filled with children trick-or-treating and having a street party to celebrate.

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