Hallae E'en

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A lantren made frae a pumpkin.

Hallae E'en (or Hallae'en) is the nicht afore Aw Saunts Day, that is: atween the 31st o October an the 1st o November. Weans gets buskit in sicna a wey tae mak ye feart... makkin on tae be a carline, or the Deil.

Tradeetions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare are mony tradeetions adae wi Hallae E'en sic as guisin, doukin for aiples an cairvin lantrens frae neeps or pumpkins an aw.

The Celtic Neopagans consider the season a haly time o year. Som o thaim mak offerins tae the "guid gods" o the Celtic cultur an meethologie. The Celtic equivalent tae Hallae'n is Samhain, bein the verra same day an merks the end o the Hairst in the ferms.

In leeteratur[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Tam Lin, stropha 22: "The nicht it is auld Hallow E'en/When elfin fowk do ride,/An thaim that woud their true-loves win/At Miles Cross they maun bide." The tale taks maistly place in the Hallae'en nicht.