Why do we celebrate Halloween? Straddling the line between fall 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. What is the purpose of Halloween? Halloween is the evening before the Christian holy days of All Hallows' Day (also known as All Saints' or Hallowmas) on 1 November and All Souls' Day on 2 November, thus giving the holiday on 31 October the full name of All Hallows' Eve (meaning the evening before All Hallows' Day) Why do we go trick or treating? As for the trick or treating, or "guising" (from "disguising"),…
Found 3 blog entries for October 2017.
September Market Stats Kick off Second Busiest Time of Year
Serious Buyers Are Not Afraid to Enter NOVA’s Stable Housing Market
Reports the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®
Fairfax – “For potential home buyers and sellers, the Halloween season can bring a different kind of fear: the fear of missed opportunity. But fear not,” said Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Chairman of the Board Bob Adamson. “While spring months are our market’s busiest, the slight winding down in the fall market could mean that serious buyers have less competition for properties.”
Adamson explained that informed sellers and buyers know that deals can be made well into the school months, and our region has been trending favorably with a…
Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas on October 12, 1492. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century, but did not become a federal holiday until 1937. For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus’ achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage. But throughout its history, Columbus Day and the man who inspired it have generated controversy, and many alternatives to the holiday have proposed since the 1970s.
Christopher Columbus was an Italian-born explorer who set sail in August 1492, bound for Asia with backing from the Spanish monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
Columbus intended to chart a western sea…