The spookiest time of the year is here!

Halloween is thought to have origins in the pagan festival of Samhain and also associated with a festival of the dead. On Samhain, it was believed, the boundaries between the afterworld and the our world were very close thus allowing spirits of the dead to pay us a ghostly visit!

Legends and customs associated with the Festival of the Dead were modified later to fit Christian beliefs. All Saints Day is November 1 with All Hallow’s Eve celebrated on October 31.

In honor of Halloween, I am uploading some photos taken over the past year that have a special Halloween spookiness… or so I hope! If you would like to see these a bit bigger, just go to the Virtual Halloween Photo Gallery Page listed at the left.

Happy Halloween! Lyn

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