This is Halloween How cool is it that my weekly newsletter comes out on Halloween! I have always loved Halloween. I love costumes, candy, trick-or-treating - everything except bobbing for apples. I always thought that was gross. The modern traditions around Halloween are all rooted deeply in the past. Halloween is exactly halfway between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. Celebrated by ancient Celts and modern Pagans as Samhain (pronounced sow-en) this is also a somber holiday.