Week 44 of 2013 Gansbaai News, Specials & Events

NEWS: Trick or Treat

That’s right folks, it’s that time of the year. Changing of the seasons (finally!), the end of the year is approaching along with those dreaded New Year’s Resolutions that you never got too and… Halloween!

Although South Africans don’t really celebrate Halloween as the Americans or even British do, we can’t miss the chance for a good jol, especially one where you can dress up! Contrary to popular belief, the yearly event celebrated on the 31st of October actually has its origin in Christianity (some believe). Still debatable on when exactly it came to be, the word Halloween is derived from “hallowed evening” or “holy evening”. This was a day on which all those who have come to pass where celebrated and honoured, including saints (hallows), martyrs and faithful believers.

Most popular beliefs state that Halloween owes its origins to the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. For the pagan Gaelics this was a time to take stock of supplies and prepare for the long cold months of winter. The Celtics of those times believed that on October 31st the boundaries between the world of the living and world of the dead overlap and the dead could cross over to the world of the living to wreak havoc upon them.

Dressing in up in costumes were an attempt to drive away the evil spirits trying to cross over or to appease them. Nowadays, dressing up is the best part of Halloween, otherwise known as All Hallows Eve. Unless of course you suffer from Samhainophobia (an intense and persistent fear of Halloween that can cause panic attacks).

The past weekend saw frightening festivities at Johnny Rocket’s and on Thursday night, Oppidek offers up another terrifying treat of a Halloween Party!!  


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White Shark Adventures 
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Saxon Lodge 
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Sea Rose Self Catering 
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"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best is right now." - Chinese Proverb