Image source: The Pensacola Journal (Pensacola, Florida), October 29, 1922

Celebrating the Agricultural Roots of Halloween Class

In-person class
Sunday, October 22, 2023
2:00-3:30 pm
Church of the Epiphany
11 Elm Street
Trumansburg, NY 14886

Most children, when asked, name Halloween as their favorite holiday. Yet do they know that Halloween has deep roots in ancient cultures that involve the harvest, honoring the dead, and rituals from the past? Halloween can be traced to an ancient Celtic festival named for Samhain (Sow-wen), the Lord of the Dead.

In this class, you will learn about the agricultural roots of Halloween and the ancient beliefs and traditions that led to trick or treating and carving jack-o-lanterns. You will also learn how to prepare several traditional recipes eaten on Halloween: Soul Cakes, Baked Apples, Mulled Cider, and Colcannon, a simple savory traditional Irish dish that features mashed potatoes.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

$15 per person. Pre-payment is required for in-person classes.

Celebrating the Agricultural Roots of Halloween 10/22/23

Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 2:00-3:30pm at the Church of the Epiphany, 11 Elm St., Trumansburg, NY