P411 Teletext 411 Oct30 21:00:11        —————————————  ———————————  HALLO DENAFAMILYAFFAIR  With Halloween this weekend every kid in the land will be dreaming of ghouls and ghosties and things that go bump in the night. Small wonder that the real meaning of Halloween or All Hallows Eve, to give it its proper name, has been lost in the mists of time and Hollywood films. Halloween is an old Celtic custom which marked the beginning of the Celtic New Year. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— By Christie Hickman Oasis Forest Holiday Villages see ITV p270 Pen Pals Gardens Recipes Total Ents
P411 Teletext 411 Oct30 21:00:10       —————————————  ——————————  HALLOWEEN: A FAMILY AFFAIR  "Hallow Even marked the beginning of the onset of winter," says Cassandra Eason, author of The Mammoth Book Of Ancient Wisdom. "It was the time when people who'd been in the hills looking after the animals brought them down, either for shelter or for slaughter. "It was believed that family ghosts came home at the same time, and food would be left out for them." ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Motoring 416 Halloween treats 417 NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Pen Pals Gardens Recipes Total Ents
P411 Teletext 411 Oct30 21:00:01    O    ————————————— O ———————————————————— HALLOWEEN: A FAMILY AFFAIR All Hallows Eve or Halloween preceded All Hallows (meaning saint), which is now called All Saints Day in the Christian calendar. This was a time when witches, fairies and goblins were said to wreak mischief and masks and disguises were worn so evil spirits wouldn't recognise mere mortals. Unfortunately, only the supernatural aspects of the festival have survived. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Comp: win a camcorder 413 NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Pen Pals Gardens Recipes Total Ents
P411 Teletext 419 Oct30 21:01:16       —————————————  —————————  ————— HALLOWEEN: A FAMILY AFFAIR Cassandra Eason (who has five children) celebrated last year's Halloween at Mont St Michel in northern France. "It's the Celtic island of the dead, where the dead are supposed to gather on November the first. "All the cemeteries were decorated and the whole place was full of life. The families were remembering their dead with joy. It was wonderful. It's a tradition I keep with my own family." ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Fun & Games 150 Digitiser 670 IN-DEPTH TAROT READINGS p623 Pen Pals Gardens Recipes Total Ents
P411 Teletext 411 Oct30 21:03:11       —————————————  —————————  —— HALLOWEEN: A FAMILY AFFAIR   "We get out the family photo  album on Halloween," says Cassandra Eason. "I tell the children all about their grandparents and cook my mother's favourite recipes." Halloween as a family occasion for remembering the departed is a far cry from Halloween the movie, which has kids screaming from the rafters. Halloween as a commercial beano began after the Second World War. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Motoring 416 Halloween treats 417 OVER 50? PICK SAGA FOR YOUR INSURANCE/FINANCIAL NEEDS, ITV p383 Pen Pals Gardens Recipes Total Ents
P411 Teletext 411 Oct30 21:01:01       —————————————  ———————————  ——— HALLOWEEN: A FAMILY AFFAIR   The old family festivals went  into decline after the Second World War with the advance of radio and TV. Halloween was one of the casualties, and from being an —lusing evening with games and rituals and jokes about broomsticks, it went for the jugular and cashed in accordingly: "People had more money after the '50s, and happily started buying witches' hats and masks," says expert Cassandra. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Check out all the 'Net latest 652 WIN TICKETS TO SEE BARNEY p415 Pen Pals Gardens Recipes Total Ents
P411 Teletext 411 Oct30 21:01:00       ————————————— O ————————————  HALLOWEEN: A FAMILY AFFAIR    Halloween as a special time  for remembering the dead has  been lost through commercialisation. "I think Halloween is really about our fear of death," says Cassandra Eason. "We haven't come to terms with the fact that death is part of life, so we laugh about it. But our family pasts have a lot to teach us." The Mammoth Book Of Ancient hsdom is published by Robinson, £9.99. ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— See our Millennium countdown 105 GETTING RID OF GARDEN PESTS p413 Pen Pals Gardens Recipes Total Ents