A day in the life of a romance author, from the mundane to the crazy. From family life to writing life. And sometimes, my opinion, which often isn't noted for being very humble.
Monday, October 31, 2011
What began as a festival to mark the end of harvesting season and the beginning of winter - the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when the Celts believed the spirits of the dead returned, Halloween has, since the 1950's been a kid's holiday. The spread of Christianity saw Pope Boniface IV attempt in the 800's to replace Samhain celebrations with All Saints' Day, observed on November 1st. Later, All Souls' Day followed, to honor all the dead. In medieval times All Saints' Day was known as All-hallowmas, with the night before the feast called All Hallow's Even - Hallow E'en.