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Celebrating Halloween…

Halloween is an event that falls on the 31st of October, the name comes from combining the phrase “All Hallows Eve”, the night before All Saints (Hallows) Day.

That is the only thing that is absolutely certain about Halloween, because it has histories that have been written to challenge the pagan culture. With Colonisation when the Church conquered along with Britain they would Christianise the festivals and customs of the locals to bring the cultures closer together (another example is the ‘Day of the Dead’). Or alienate people they considered to far from the values they wanted, like witches.

The ancient Celts, on Samhain (Sow-en) asked for favour over their upcoming harvests. The celebration started at sunset on the 31st of October and goes through until 1st of November.   They celebrated by wearing meaningful costumes and dancing around a bonfire.

Some Christians say Halloween is the most Satanic festival of the year and believe those who celebrate it are worshiping the devil. This has inspired a whole range of horror themed Halloween ideas, which are a lot of fun to watch.

So how do you celebrate Halloween (The most retweets would seem to the most favoured method)?

In Australia Halloween is a relatively new widespread celebration. Some Australians may see it as a fun idea to dress up, eat lollies and have a party… Others might not get quite into the spirit of things, or refuse to celebrate as it’s not a part of our culture.

Do you love Halloween for the ability to pull out the pumpkin recipes and make soup, pumpkin pie, and stock the freezer with comfort food for the cooler days ahead.

Do you celebrate Samhain, the end of summer instead with dressing up and dancing around a campfire.

Do you want to attend a ghost tour? We’re running one on Halloween and the 30th of October. You could come along, if you’re in Yallourn North of Traralgon.

 

If you’re on Facebook share the way you celebrate:

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Celebrate or not your way.

Tour dates for 2015

Dates for the Yallourn North Ghost Tours in 2015 :

 

Bookings can be taken for any of the following tours using our new booking system through our book here page

Next Tour on Friday the 13th of March 2015 at 8pm - Book now to avoid missing out

 

(Traralgon Ghost Tour) Friday the 30th of October 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm – Newman Park, Traralgon

Halloween – Saturday the 31st of October 2015 8:00 pm – 9:30pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Coalies weekend – Saturday the 7th of November 2015 8:00pm-9:30pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Coalies weekend – Sunday the 8th of November 2015 8pm – 9:30pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Friday the 13th of November 2015 8pm – 9:30pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

(Traralgon Ghost Tour) Sunday 15th of November 2015 8pm – 9:30pm Newman Park, Traralgon

Friday the 11th of December, 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm – Newman Park, Traralgon

Saturday the 12th of Decemeber 2015 8pm- 9:30pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Thursday the 17th of December, 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm at Newman Park, Traralgon

Friday the 18th of December, 2015 at 9:30pm Yallourn North Ghost Tour, Lions Park

Monday the 28th of December, 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm at Newman Park Traralgon

Call 0473 945 639 to book your tour today. For groups of 10 or more give us a call to work out a private tour.

Completed Tours:

Friday the 13th of February 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Yallourn North VIC 3825 (Booked out)

Friday the 13th of March 2015 8:00pm – 9:30pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Saturday the 10th of April 2015 8:00pm – 9:30 – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Saturday the 16th of May 2015 6:30pm – 8pm and 8:30pm to 10pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Sunday the 28 of June 2015 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm and 8:30pm to 10pm (This is after the Yallourn North Primary School, Winter Market).

No tours in July

Sunday the 30th of August 2015 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm  and 8:30pm to 10pm (This is after the Yallourn North Primary School, Winter Market).

Saturday the 26th of September 2015 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm  – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North