nobody really knows how halloween originated, but since the 19C , 31st october has acquired a reputation as a night on which witches, ghosts and fairies are especially active. in the year 835 AD the Roman Catholic Church made 1st November a church holiday to honour all the saints. although it was a joyous holiday it was also the eve of All Souls Day, so in Medieval times it became customary to pray for the dead on this date.
another name for All Saints Day is ‘All Hallows‘ (hallow is an archaic English word for ‘saint’). the festival began on All Hallows Eve, the last night of October.halloween comes from all hallow even, the eve(night before) All Hallows Day. therefore halloween is the eve of all saints day.
its pumpkin season, so why not try and cook something different using pumpkin. to be honest, i have only ever bought them for halloween, but this recipe looks so delicious, i am going to give it a go.
happy halloween – now that the kids are more grown up, i miss all the build up to making costumes……