Halloween and Witches: Why do we celebrate Halloween?

October 31st, the day when the ghosts and ghouls come out to play! Not forgetting the witches of course! So why do we celebrate this day? As a girl, I enjoyed dressing up, scaring friends and going trick or treating but to be honest I had no idea why. The origins are...

A Girl in Celtic Britain: Samhain

Did you dress up as a witch, a ghost, or someone else with supernatural powers this Halloween? Your costume idea may be older than you think! Around this time of year, many girls all over the world are enjoying their Halloween candy. Celebrations of the modern...

Witching Season

Stormy weather abounds and Starbucks have started selling their Pumpkin Spice Latte again; it can only be Halloween. It’s a fitting time for American TV network CBS to announce that it intends to reboot one of its most beloved series, Charmed. The show was about...

Memories of Girlhood: Growing Giant Pumpkins

Hillary and her brother, with some not-so-giant pumpkins grown in their garden. Photo courtesy of author. One of my favorite things about summer vacation was always gardening. Sometime in May each year we would start sprouting pumpkins seeds in the house, and I knew...

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