As we get into the autumn, the weather does start to take a turn, but we do have lots to look forward to. After the last couple of winters of restrictions and isolation, this winter will be a time to get together with family and friends and celebrate once again, so as the weather turns colder, we can enjoy the festivities that the autumn and winter bring.
Halloween is the first big festival of the winter, and although trick or treat is a popular tradition that followed the popularity of it in America, this old festival goes back thousands of years, and is the last festival of the harvest before the winter, and the end of the year. It is a day when the veil between the living and the dead is believed to be thinner, and celebrations revolve around our ancestors, as well as enjoying a meal together as a family.
Firework night prompts many displays to light up the autumn sky, and although an old festival is newer than Halloween. It commemorates Guy Fawkes who attempted to destroy the houses of parliament with gunpowder before being tortured and executed for the crime.
Then of course there is Christmas – choosing the perfect gifts, like the latest toys for the kids and a men saran sweater like this https://www.shamrockgift.com/aran-sweaters/mens-aran-sweaters/for the grown ups is something that we think about as Christmas looms closer, but it is also an old festival that dates back before Christianity and marks the lengthening of the days once more after the shortest day.