The term Halloween (and its alternative rendering Hallowe'en) is shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the eve of "All Hallows' Day", also which is now known as All Saints' Day. It was a day of religious festivities in various northern
European Pagan traditions.
In the US Halloween has evolved into a fun time to decorate and a trick or treat holiday.
In my travels I have captured some of the great decor out there.
I love the way this house is decorated with the 'fall and harvest' theme.
You would swear this house had hundreds of spiders to make this many webs. or................
Maybe a resident spider just this big!!
Lots of folks loved scarecrows! The one above looks like a slim and trim backyard beauty.
Obviously a pretty little female happy to be seated in a rocking chair.
Yee Haw! This guy looks like he should be singing a country song.
A cute little miss among the mums and pumpkins!
These two are a pair. He has a smile, but she is a 'sour puss' if I ever saw one.
Mrs. Happy scarecrow..
We had ghosts jumping out of a pumpkin and......
One just hanging from a tree
Oh Gosh, let's not forget the grim reaper and all his grave stones. (double click and read the inscriptions)