Hey kiddos, how has everyone been? Things have been survivable here. I thought I would take a break from the science heavy topics of the last few posts and have a little fun looking into what is easily one of my favorite holidays, Moldy Cheese Day. No wait, I meant Halloween. Forget about the cheese thing, You never saw that. I've got a lot to do for the holiday, so this is going to be a quickie.
According to Conservapedia, "Hallow's Eve, or Halloween, is a tradition originating in Ireland and celebrated on the evening of October 31, before All Hallows Day (or All Saints Day). Halloween continues to be related to the harvest and represents a participative ritualization not only of the timeless fears of uncertainty and death but also of the modern fears of transition from rural to urban life." The entire article on the holiday is barely longer than a page and took about 2 minutes to read it. Now then, according to Wikipedia, "Halloween or Hallowe'en (/, , /; a contraction of "All Hallows' Evening"), also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It initiates the triduum of Hallowmas, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints(hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.