As we do on every October 31, we celebrate Halloween here in the United States.
Halloween is an annual holiday that originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the darker half of the year), when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the 8th century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes, and eating sweet treats. [history.com]
In the spirit of the day, here's an image from the Fusion 360 Gallery that was created by Yiğit Kurtiş who celebrates Halloween in Turkey.
Well done, Yiğit.
Our upcoming trip on The Rock Boat has an animal-themed night, so we picked our Halloween costumes this year, our own comic book duo, so that we could reuse them in January of next year.
Halloween is alive in the lab.