All Souls' Day on November 2 is a Catholic time to remember deceased family members. Families go to mass and tend family graves. It's part of Allhallowtide, and Mexican Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos. All Souls Day 2023 The next All Souls Day is Thursday, November 2, 2023. All Souls' Day Traditions The Roman Catholic tradition of All Souls’ Day started in … [Read more...] about On All Souls Day, May You Always Be Remembered!
Halloween in NYC
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Halloween is a modern version of Samhain, the Gaelic (Celtic) festival that marked the end of harvest season, and the beginning of winter. After being Christianized with All Saints Day and All Souls Day, Irish and Scottish immigrants brought Halloween to the United States, where it spread to other countries.
According to tradition, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead are loosened at this time, so souls who died in the last year can cross over to the afterlife.
There's really nothing scary about it. The scary witch stuff probably was made up by male Christian priests to make the old religions look bad. They falsely demonized everything they didn't consider Christian, so they could control more followers.
If you study the old traditions, the biggest surprise is how similar they are in cultures all over the world. Happy Halloween!
The Village Halloween Parade NYC 2023 is a great New York City tradition. There are hundreds of Giant Puppets, more than fifty bands play all kinds of music, floats, all kinds of dancers, and thousands of your fellow New Yorkers (needs no explanation). Anyone can march, as long as you are in costume. Just enter the lineup. The creativity of New York is over-the-top. On my … [Read more...] about The Village Halloween Parade is Upside Down and Inside Out
All Saints Day is a Roman Catholic festival on November 1 that honors all saints, known and unknown. Samhain, the Celtic Harvest Festival of the Dead European All Saints Day and All Souls Day traditions are based on the Celtic harvest festival Samhain which honors Saman, the lord of death on November 1. It's not about spooky stuff. That is just a Christian competitive … [Read more...] about All Saints Day, Día de los Inocentes, Honors All Saints and the Souls of Family Children
The Jackson Heights Halloween Parade 2024 in Jackson Heights, Queens is one of New York City's great Halloween parades. Big children will enjoy any of The City's Halloween parades, but the Jackson Heights Halloween Parade is better for small children. Halloween is a European tradition that developed in the United States. Day of the Dead is a Mexican and Latin American … [Read more...] about The Jackson Heights Halloween Parade is Fun for Children
The Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, usually on the Saturday before Halloween, is the world's biggest Halloween dog costume parade. It was announced that this year's parade was cancelled due to construction in the park. But dog wellness startup Get Joy saved the day. This year there is a Parade and a Costume Competition with some great prizes. 33rd Tompkins Square … [Read more...] about Halloween was Going to be Ruff until They Put the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade Back On
The NYC Village Halloween Parade 2022 is a parade that anyone can walk in, as long as you're in costume. It's a mid-Fall burst of NYC's creative energy. The incredible, often humorous, costumes are a reflection of the creativity of The City itself. Parade highlights include hundreds of giant puppets, more than 50 bands from around the world, dancers and the creative … [Read more...] about NYC Village Halloween Parade 2022 Celebrates Freedom!
The Village Halloween Parade 2021 marches up Sixth Avenue from Spring St to 16th St on Halloween October 31 at 7pm. FREE with VIP options. halloween-nyc.com The Village Halloween Parade brings out hundreds of giant puppets, over 50 bands from around the world, all kinds of dancers, and the wild imaginations of your fellow New Yorkers. OMG. Village Halloween Parade … [Read more...] about The Village Halloween Parade 2021 is Dedicated to the Children of NYC
The Village Halloween Parade is New York City's big Halloween celebration. New York City gets creative with hundreds of puppets, dozens of bands, dancers, artists and the amazing crazy ideas of your fellow New Yorkers! 46th Village Halloween Parade The 46th Village Halloween Parade marches up Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village, NYC on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 7pm (rain … [Read more...] about Village Halloween Parade 2019