Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween from Key West to You

     Ancient Origins of Halloween, its origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France.  Here in the United states, during Christian times, it became a celebration of the evening before All Saints' Day. Immigrants from Scotland and Ireland brought the holiday to the United States. The commercialization of Halloween started in the 1900s, when postcards and die-cut paper decorations were first produced.

     Today here in the United States it is another over commercialized day that is more about the sales of costumes and other decorative stuff.  The old traditions of kids visiting the neighborhood and collecting candy as part of “trick or Treat became way to dangerous and now it is all private parties and events like that.  This being said, it is also a chance for the adults to visit their favorite drinking establishment dressed like a zombie, witch, or ghost and probable drink a bit more that usual and have a lot of fun. 

     Here in Key West, that is what it is s for the most part.  There is everything from ghost tours, pub crawls, water adventures and family-oriented event at the Botanical Garden on Stock Island.  I’m really sure that you can find an event that will be right for you.  Happy Halloween All !!!!