Monday, October 23, 2017

Halloween

The word Halloween or Hallowe'en dates to about 50 years before American independence and is of Christian origin.The word "Hallowe'en" means "hallowed evening" or "holy evening". It comes from a Scottish term for All Hallows' Eve and over time evolved into Hallowe'en. Today's Halloween customs have been mostly influenced by folk customs and beliefs from the Celtic-speaking countries with pagan roots. There was throughout Ireland an uneasy truce existing between customs and beliefs associated with Christianity and those associated with religions that were Irish before Christianity arrived.

"Those who reject change are the architects of decay. The only
human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery."


As always in Honolulu, first thing on the Agenda of the holiday season in October is the Halloween dances. And they are all over town. It will be fortunate for the dancers in the groups to take advantage of all the hype for their members. Towards the end of the month is usually the most appropriate time with of course, the final weekend of the month for costume wearers. There will be a lot of cameras and we should have many more fun days like this.


"Let's Dance" by David Bowie


I usually make a nine photo collage for a social dance function, but I am
sure to make two collages for this one with all the costumes.

Thanksgiving dances are always a must, however they must never occur on Thanksgiving Day which always falls on Thursday. That is very convenient. The dance groups can do all the hype before and after Thanksgiving. Then almost immediately after Thanksgiving begins the hype from everyone interested in making a buck for Christmas. There will be Christmas dances from all the clubs and dance groups throughout December. After that it's get ready to party for the New Year's dances and there will be plenty of those. The most popular of course will be in Waikiki if the price is right. This social dance community is beginning to roll on Oahu.

Halloween:
Q. What did the skeleton say to the vampire?
A. You suck.