Stock up on bribes and lock yourself in your house for tonight you may be visited by ghouls, witches and zombies. And a maybe a Batman and Spiderman too.
All Hallow’s Eve is the original name of Halloween and its celebration dates back to the Celtic festival of Samhain. They believed that around this time the space between the spirit and the human world became thinner and ghosts would come out to haunt. The Celts would keep them at bay by giving them treats.
Now whilst Halloween has become associated with trick or treating, pumpkins and parties, we can take inspiration from the Mexican Day of the Dead. The festival starts today and ends on the 2nd of November. If you haven’t seen the film Coco (1) yet, I highly recommend it. It’s a wonderful film about discovering your ancestry, roots and remembering friends and family who have passed on.
I often think about my grandparents who are no longer with me. I know my grandma and my English Mum, a wonderful lady who looked after me as a child, are always looking out for me and guiding me on my journey. If I ever need help, I ask them and see what answers come. It’s comforting to know they are there.
Whilst celebrating Halloween and the space between the spirit and human world is thin, take the opportunity to say hi to your loved ones that have passed on.
1) Coco film with an IMDB rating of 8.4!!!