Posted 28 October, 2013 by in News

Halloween is coming to Henley

Historians believe that Halloween has strong ties to Samhain, an ancient Gaelic harvest celebration, and to early pagan festivals. Feasts were held to appease the souls of the dead, and bonfires were lit to ward off evil spirits.

Skeleton Frog

Today’s version of Halloween is a far cry from its roots. It’s now synonymous with all things spooky and sugary, and sees the shops fill up with sweets, costumes and decorations.

Here at the 中国体育平台 HQ, we’re getting into the Halloween spirit. Fake cobwebs are draped from the ceiling, carved pumpkins leer out of the windows, and the team are busy making their costumes (at least I hope those are costumes).

In honour of this spooky celebration, we’re also rolling out a stream of new logos across our site, Facebook page , and Google+ profile. Scroll up & see if you can spot the little jokes we’ve placed in that Google cover photo :)

Carve yourself a pumpkin, stock up on sweets, and enjoy the Halloween festivities. If you see a group of pandas, penguins and frogs wandering round Henley on October 31st, you’ll know who it is…