Dating back about 2,000 years ago, Halloween marked the Celtic New Year, where people celebrated and honored the dead during an ancient Pre-Christian Celtic festival.
Halloween has its roots in pagan beliefs and has only become popular in the early 1900’s evolving into a night of costumes and candy for many Canadian’s. The summer is at an end which in Gaelic translates to ‘summer’s end” – and here we are today, decorating our yards with skeletons and pumpkins while we prepare for the ‘night of the dead’ or better known as Halloween.
This year in Georgian Triangle, there are many creepy Halloween events to participate in so keep those eyes peeled and ears wide open.
Here are just a few you won’t want to miss:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
|The tradition of Halloween and the Black Harvest Festival continues in historically Chilling Downtown Collingwood this October, with Witches (and Warlocks) of the ‘Wood’ taking over the town. Face painting, children’s activity centres, children’s costume contest, and treats for all the little goblins. For more information, call 705.445.5595. Looking for a Halloween Party in Wasaga Beach? Well look no further, at the Wasaga Countrylife Resort – 91 Theme Park Drive, they’re holding a gruesome Halloween party with live Classic & Modern Rock entertainment featuring the local band, “Point Zero.”|
The event starts at 8 p.m. & tickets are $15.00.
For those of you who love festivals and parades, you won’t want to miss the annual Halloween Parade and Fall Festival in Thornbury!
Dress up in your Halloween finest and parade from the Yellow House to Thornbury Park. Enter the pie baking and costume contests. Bring your old jeans and flannel shirts and make a scarecrow! (Hay and frame provided.) Remember to bring your own carving tools for the pumpkin carving!
Place: The Parade starts at Yellow House Parking Lot on Glen Mills Road. The Fall Festival is at Thornbury Park.
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Thornbury Park, Glen Mills Road, 19342 Pennsylvania
Pie Baking Contest: Bring your homemade pie (and recipe) and you could win a prize!!!
Did you know?
The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, which was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for the cold, chilly winter.
The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31st, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc through sickness or damage valued crops.
This Halloween in the Georgian Triangle, Century 21 Millennium encourages you to get on your broomstick, cackle at the moon, carve a pumpkin and enjoy the unearthly, breathtaking surroundings, in and around our area!
News provided by Century 21 Millennium.