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Saturday, 31 October 2015

31st October - All Hallows Eve (Hallowe’en)

All Saints
All Hallows' Eve, the eve of the feast of All Hallows Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time we remember those who have passed away, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Some believe the origins of this feast lie on pagan harvest festivals, others think it’s origin is solely Christian in origin. Traditionally, this day was one on which people abstained from eating meat, hence the tradition of eating apples, potato pancakes and soul cakes.