Saturday, October 30, 2010

Trick or Treat

The word Halloween is firstused in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-Even ("evening"), that is, the night before All Hallows Day. Up through the early 20th century, the spelling "Hallowe'en" was frequently used, eliding the "v" and shortening the word. Although the phrase All Hallows is found in Old English (ealra hālgena mæssedæg, mass-day of all saints), All-Hallows-Even is itself not used until 1556.

1 comment:

  1. Mi piace molto questa foto !
    Le lapidi antiche dei cimiteri, hanno sempre un loro particolare fascino nella fotografia :)
    Myriam :)


Comments are closed - due to spam on my blog.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.