Thursday, October 31, 2013

"Hallow e'en"?

Thursday 31st October 2013
Where could this be?

Not everyone knows that "Hallow e'en" is a short form of "All Hallows Even", in other words the evening before All Hallows Day (or the Eve of All Saints Day).  [hallow...holy...halo...]  So we're getting ready for the coming celebrations when we give thanks for all the saints.
     The harvest pumpkin which ended up in  Thorneyburn was carved to give a reminder in St Aidan's church that 31st October should be a preparation for rejoicing at the people who light up our lives and lead us to God:

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