Halloween Fun! Safety, History and Some Videos!


Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: October 30, 2007

Halloween Page says that “The Festival of Halloween is a celebration of the end of the fertile period of the Celtic Goddess Eiseria. It is said that when Eiseria reaches the end of her fertile cycle the worlds of the dead and the living interlap. This happens on October 31. Masks are worn to show respect for the Goddess Eiseria who, like most Celtic deities, does not wish to be seen with human eyes. The day also precedes All saints day, which was at first the celebration of the start of a new cycle of fertility for the Celtic Goddess Eiseria. Couples incapable of producing children thus tried their luck on All saints day.”

History.com has an extensive page on Halloween which includes videos, a historical perspective and a plethora of Halloween-related links.

Halloween Safety Links

  • Halloween Safety Guide
  • National Safety Council discusses safety tips for Motorists, Parents, Costume Design, Face Design, Accessories, On the Way and Treats
  • American Red Cross discusses Tricks, Treats, Costumes and Safety including
    • Walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks, not in the street.
    • Look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars, trucks, and low-flying brooms.
    • Cross the street only at corners.
    • Don’t hide or cross the street between parked cars.

Click here for even more safety tips

Halloween Videos

 

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