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The first day of November greets us with the half-way point between fall and winter. The ancient peoples of western Europe knew this as Samhain – meaning literally “summer’s end”, but was actually their New Year. As one year transitioned to the next they thought the separation between the world’s of the living and the dead was at its least, and so the traditions of either gift-giving to appease the spirits (trick-or-treats), and the rabble -rousing (to ward off the spirits) has evolved into own modern day celebrations.