Due to Wind and Rain, Halloween Will Be Postponed.
Instead of “Boo” this Halloween is going to be a “Boo-hoo” for trick-or-treaters.
Because several towns have officially postponed Halloween to November 1st or 2nd, with the majority of cities and towns choosing the latter.
If you’d like to celebrate on Halloween on Halloween, perhaps you can take the “Halloween Stroll” in Athol, MA, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. A stroll during the day for Halloween.
“All Hallows Eve” or hallowed evening, started 2,000 years ago. The pagan festival of Samhain (in Gaelic pronounced sow-win) was celebrated by the Druids with a celebration on October 31st when the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
This date marks the end of the summer and the harvest and the start of the winter. And way back when, winter was associated with cold and death.
We now have indoor heating, plumbing in lights, but alas, we succumb to wind and rain. Sounds very adult to me.
Wind and rain as a deterrent to Halloween are like snow as a deterrent to Christmas. Santa didn’t have to postpone because he had Rudolph. We have flashlights, lanterns, and a variety of glow sticks.
The wind isn’t supposed to pick up until 9:00 P.M. or so. By then, the little goblins will be in bed.
But alas, it’s official and even newsworthy.
So sorry kids and spirits, you’re going to have to wait.
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