Annie O'Hagan and Paddy McAleer from Tyrone elaborate on the traditional belief that dead relatives visit at Halloween and the preparations made in homes to welcome them.
- Title Halloween Customs
- 1st Broadcast 30/10/1983
- ContributorSéamas Ó Catháin (Presenter)
Harry Bradshaw (Producer)
- Clip Duration 00:03:57
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Folkland
- Clip title "Left The Chairs For Them To Sit.."
- Extended description
Night of the Tricks, Snap Apple Night, Night of the Mischief, this piece elaborates on the feasting and prayerful remembrance of the dead. The ancient festival of Samain and the belief that souls were released from the dead on Halloween and All Souls Day.
The returning of the dead at Halloween is still remembered. Annie O'Hagan and Paddy McAleer explain the traditional belief that dead relatives visit at Halloween and the preparations made in homes to welcome them.
Halloween (a shortening of All Hallows’ Evening) is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31, the night before All Saints' Day incorporates traditions from pagan harvest festivals and festivals honouring the dead, particularly the Celtic Samhain.
- Local keywords Halloween, Customs, Annie O'Hagan, Paddy McAleer, Traditions, Festivals
- Geographical coverage Tyrone, Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 1983
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA12825
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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