The History of Halloween
Straddling the line between Autumn and Winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.
According to Doc Rowe, a folklorist, back in the ‘70s there was a documentary programme on BBC2 called 'Look Stranger' about the Woodbridge Airbase here in Suffolk. It showed children doing trick or treating and within 2 years the tabloids had adopted the festival and were promoting it. So, despite our predecessors in Scotland and Ireland taking Halloween traditions to America in the mid 19C in all good faith, our American friends brought them back to that Airbase in Suffolk, and the rest is history...
Trick or Treat?
There are no tricks from Tingdene this weekend, just some holiday home treats! Any holiday homes purchased this weekend at Waterside in Suffolk will recieve a £2500 discount (offer valid until November 1st 2015)