Posts Tagged: traditions

Ghosts of Hallowe’en Past

One of the roots of Hallowe’en is All Souls/All Saints, the night when spirits can pass through easily from one side to the other. I love the imagery of the Day of the Dead, with its marigolds and sugar skulls.¬†Where

Ghosts of Hallowe’en Past

One of the roots of Hallowe’en is All Souls/All Saints, the night when spirits can pass through easily from one side to the other. I love the imagery of the Day of the Dead, with its marigolds and sugar skulls.¬†Where

Very Superstitious

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! It is one of my favourite weekends of the year. Today I was thinking about superstitions – when I first heard about them, and how they’ve affected me. I expect my very first exposure was through traditional

Very Superstitious

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! It is one of my favourite weekends of the year. Today I was thinking about superstitions – when I first heard about them, and how they’ve affected me. I expect my very first exposure was through traditional

Alternatives to Christmas

This is part 4 of a 3-part series. Oops! I am feeling like Douglas Adams. Final installment. Here are 20 ways you can opt out of Christmas and enjoy twelve months a year instead of one! 1. Give gifts whenever

Alternatives to Christmas

This is part 4 of a 3-part series. Oops! I am feeling like Douglas Adams. Final installment. Here are 20 ways you can opt out of Christmas and enjoy twelve months a year instead of one! 1. Give gifts whenever