October 11, 2019 Posted by Y2 Yoga Blog
***Just want the playlist? Scroll all the way to the bottom!***
“Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.” – Arthur Doyle
Halloween is one of America’s top commercial holidays, especially the last few years. Americans spend over $9 billion dollars every year on Halloween (yes, that’s true, we researched it), which makes it as amazing, creepy, and as fun as it is.
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery
Halloween does however, always have some speculation.
Is it evil or wrong to celebrate a holiday that is based around dead people, scary things, ghosts, etc.?
No. Not at all. Halloween can be celebrated in many different ways.
Halloween literally means the evening before All Hallows Day (or All Saints Day); which is a day to honor the Saints. Halloween began over 1,900 years ago… so it’s been around for a while. It was a Celtic celebration of the new year, called Samhain which took place on November 1. The Celtic druids respected it as the biggest holiday of the year and emphasized that day as the time when the souls of the dead supposedly could mingle with the living. Over the years Halloween started to be celebrated in multiple different ways. And the most recent is with creepy movies, jack-o-lanterns, costumes, haunted houses, and the thrill and excitement of being afraid.
“I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.” – Evan Peters
So, the way we look at it is: it doesn’t matter how you celebrate. There is fun in all the scary things, and it doesn’t have to be taken seriously. PLUS, this is the perfect time of year to eat as much candy as you want and no one can say jack sh*t about it!
With all of that being said, get ready for those pumpkin spice lattes, the cheap skeletons hanging on your neighbors door, the haunted houses, and all the scary movies your heart desires. We are here to make this years Halloween the greatest yet!
Click below for the perfect playlist that will put you in the Halloween spirit! It is also perfect for any Halloween party you decide to throw (even if that party is eating candy alone on your couch).