The Origins of Trick or Treating

There are many ways we celebrate Halloween today and trick or treat is the most popular choice.  As a child, I remember flying through my front door after school, donning my ebony witchy costume, blacking out a tooth or two with wax and pulling my pointy hat down hurriedly on my head. Grabbing my orange plastic pumpkin, I relished that deliciously wicked feeling when I stepped … Continue reading The Origins of Trick or Treating

Dia de los Muertos; honoring ancestors with a toast and tequila

As we move closer to winter’s cold embrace we begin preparation for the rituals our ancestors have practiced for centuries.  Samhain, ( pronounced ‘sow’inn’ ), the ancient Celtic celebration, and Mexico’s, Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos.  Both of these ancient festivals focus on gatherings of family and friends to give prayers and offerings for those that have passed on. Dia de los … Continue reading Dia de los Muertos; honoring ancestors with a toast and tequila