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Life Project Education (LPE) Sponsors Community Involvement in Ancient Celebration of Light

Hallowe’en came early this year, with LPE sponsoring the community Trick-or-Treating Halloween Fiesta & Costume Party in Dominical on October 29th.

Hallowe’en, or All Hallow’s Eve in the Christian calendar, has Druidic roots, latterly becoming the Celtic festival of Samhain; the traditional division of the year between the light (Summer) and the dark (Winter). Acting as the cross-quarter point between the two axes of the Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice, it is the time in the year when the veil between worlds is said to be at its thinnest.

Also aligning with the Hindu Diwali Festival of Lights, Samhain is an opportunity to light a candle and celebrate the triumph of good over evil, or of the perpetual choosing to orient our hearts more with the light than the darkness. Deeply supportive of this process, it is the time to honor family and ancestry; through offering, contemplation and ritual, thereby healing old wounds and moving towards wholeness once again – whilst warding off harmful spirits through the donning of costume, masks and disguise!

In this way, the ritual of trick-or-treating enjoyed by the younger generations serves to demand an offering, or treat, from each neighbouring family—lest they risk a trick, or unwanted visitation from an ancestor!

This year, families from all over the southern zone and beyond united at the annual Fiesta in Dominical, a community-sponsored co-creation. Children collected a variety of treats, including healthy, homemade LPE fayre on the trick-or-treating route as it moved through Dominical village.

Thank you to all the families, community sponsors, event coordinators, and the local community for creating this space for children to gather in the spirit of play and in honor of the ancients. 

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