October 31 - Halloween: This is the night before All Saints Day on November 1. The history of Halloween can be traced to the ancient Druids of the second century B.C. At the waning of the year - as the daylight hours grew shorter - they celebrated their festival of "summer's end." Winter food stores were opened for the first time. Householders extinguished the fires on their hearths, while priests lit bonfires on hilltops to honor the sun and frighten evil spirits. The head of each family received live embers from the bonfires to re-kindle the hearth - which would then be kept burning for another year. The souls of the dead were said to wander on this night - when good spirts were said to arrive and frighten them away.
Today, Halloween is celebrated in different ways around the World, and has become one of the most important and widely celebrated festivals on the contemporary American calendar.
The Webtender has prepared a selection of drinks and bowls both for the kids and the grown-ups to enjoy!
Halloween drinksFor the kids: (Non-alcoholic)
For the grown-ups: (Alcoholic)
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