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How The Irish Invented Hallowe’en

Of course Hallowe’en was invented by the Irish.  We are the finest purveyors of myth, magic and skullduggery on the planet, so when it comes to a festival full of trickery and mischief, you c…

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How The Irish Invented Hallowe’en

Very interesting to know. Love HAlloween?

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Of course Hallowe’en was invented by the Irish.  We are the finest purveyors of myth, magic and skullduggery on the planet, so when it comes to a festival full of trickery and mischief, you can bet we were behind it.

Samhain, as it is referred to as gaeilge (loosely translated as the end of summer), is like a Celtic New Years Eve, celebrating the end of the old year and the beginning of a new one.  Traditionally, it was a time to celebrate the harvest and come together for a big hooley (as we say here).  All the hard agricultural work was done and now it was time to literally enjoy the fruits of everyone’s hard labour.  Large fires were lit as a symbol of light during the coming darkness, and every hearth had to be extinguished on that day and re-lit from the flames of the bonfire.

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Here is my interview with Armand Rosamilia

this was a few years ago, but worth reading.

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Name – Armand Rosamilia

Age – 44 November 21st

Where are you from – New Jersey boy currently living in Florida

A little about yourself – i.e. your education Family life etc. – I have 3 children, worked retail management jobs for way too many years before giving up that life to follow my dream as a full-time writer. I’m darn happy I did. I have a wonderful, beautiful and very supportive girlfriend and it makes all the difference now.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

Armand: November will be a big month for me with releases. The sequel to “Dying Days: The Siege of European Village” co-authored with Tim Baker should be out, and my “Dying Days: Origins” novella as well… besides those two, expect “Still Dying 2,” which has eight great authors writing their own stories set in my “Dying Days” world… and I’ll also have the fifth…

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