Similar Celebrations: Samhain, Halloween, Day of the Dead, All Saints Day
Food for a low key celebration or Festive Gathering:
Late Harvest Soup
Polenta with Herbs and Mushrooms
Pork Tenderloin with Mashed Roots, and Roast Squash
Molasses Cinnamon Cookies
Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Pinwheels
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Walnut Pecan Pie with Chocolate Crust
Ale or Beer
Dark and Sweet Cocoa
About this holiday:
Hallows Eve marks the end of nature's growing cycle; the plants are dying back, and the frost is coming. Animals are migrating, stocking up, or preparing to hibernate. And just as all endings are followed by beginnings, the end of the busy growing season is followed by the beginning of a restful and introspective season. It is the transition between fall and winter. It is the time of the mist.
At Hallows Eve, the veils between the worlds are thin and our connections to the spirit world grows. Our ancestors and our beloved dead are closer to us at this time. We set out food and carve lanterns to guide them home for a visit. We reminisce and ask for advice if needed.
Hallows Eve is a great time to get out those old family recipes and make an ancestor meal. Make the meal festive by telling stories about your ancestors by candle light.