Ever considered when Halloween was first celebrated?
Ever wondered why we celebrate Halloween in the first place?
What about trick or treating — ever thought about why kids go door knocking on Halloween?
…And why do we ask our neighbors to give us candy?
If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, my collaboration with my son, Constantine — “October Thirty-One: 10/31″ — will satisfy your curiosity. It’s a story about the seasons, traditions, and the history of All Hallows’ Eve, aka Hallowe’en. … And that candy question? Well, that’s wrapped up in the history of souling and the gift of Soul Cakes. It’s all in the book, including a special recipe to make the medieval treat! Visit celebratetheholidates.com for more!
A portion of our book sales proceeds is donated to organizations that see to improve the lives of children diagnosed with Trisomy 21, aka Down syndrome.