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All Hallows' Eve

31st October 2013

Simon Grundy in the morning                                                                              

Here’s what you missed........

I was looking forward to coming in to work’s Halloween!

I gave Simon a history lesson about why we actually celebrate Halloween. It falls on the evening before “All Hallows’ Day” (1st Nov) and has origins in an ancient Celtic festival which celebrates the end of the harvest season. The Celtics believed that on 31st October, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead would overlap and the deceased would come back to life wreaking havoc and damaging their crops. In order to appease the dead, the Celtics would wear masks and costumes in an attempt to mimic them. Apparently, the tradition of trick or treating has evolved from the middle ages when the poor would go door to door on Hallows’ Day begging for food. I suppose nowadays it’s just an excuse to get dressed up, eat loads of sweets and have a party, and it would seem that we at Sun FM have jumped on the back of that bandwagon.

All morning we’ve been talking about how everyone in the studio have come into work in fancy dress and brought in a carved pumpkin. Check out our Twitter feed to see some of the pictures we’ve taken so far. We’ve also been asking you to send in pictures of your pumpkins. Some have been pretty impressive. It’s a competition that we’re holding all day so that later tonight when you take the kids trick or treating you can still send photos in.

Also on today’s show we were talking to Scouting for Girls who were promoting their Greatest Hits album out in time for Christmas. It was lovely talking to the lads, they’re very funny. Don’t panic if you missed it. You’ll be able to catch it on our Listen Again page.

When I get home tonight I’m planning on turning all the lights off (so the kids in the street think that there’s nobody home), get comfy on the settee with a large bowl of sweets and watch Hocus Pocus!

Happy Halloween everyone.



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