On Halloween day, the House of Representatives voted to affirm the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
As support for the inquiry, full impeachment, and removal from office all rise, Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle dressed up as the White House's oft-repeated characterization of Congressional oversight: a witch hunt.
Little Girl Who Was Enthralled by Michelle Obama's Portrait Dressed Up as Her for Halloween, and Michelle Just Responded
A little girl who captured hearts with her reaction to former First Lady Michelle Obama's official portrait in the National Portrait Gallery is doing it again. This time with her Halloween costume.
A Facebook photo of then 2-year-old Parker Curry went viral back in March. The photographer—Ben Hines—did not know Curry, but found her enraptured expression over the portrait of the former First Lady worth capturing.
Today Google celebrates the end of the Day of the Dead 2017, also known as Dia de los Muertos. The Mexican holiday began on Halloween. Despite its name, the Day of the Dead is actually 3 days long regardless of where it begins and ends, it is not "Mexican Halloween." The holiday existed prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century but took place during August instead of autumn. Gradually the native celebration was absorbed into the Catholic calendar holidays of All Saints' Eve, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day, all which also fall around Halloween.
Halloween itself has Gaelic origins and is now considered the "Celtic New Year." The original Halloween was called Samhain. Samhain marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, according to the calendar of the Celtic League.
Samhain (pronounced SAH-win) is an ancient Gaelic festival that inspired the modern Halloween. What are the traditions and original meaning of this pagan seasonal festival? Samhain is one of the four other seasonal festivals celebrated by Gaelic people. The others include Imbolc, Bealtaine, and Lughnasadh. Imbolc celebrates the beginning of spring, Bealtaine celebrates the beginning of summer and Lughnasadh marks the beginning of the harvest season.
Samhain marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. It begins at sunset on October and goes until sunset on November 1. Because of this and its related feasts, it is sometimes described as the Celtic New Year. The calendar of the Celtic League begins and ends on Samhain.