Spirits and Demons: The Day of the Dead, Halloween and English Folk Traditions – E064
31 October 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm GMT
Join us for some Halloween-themed food and drink whilst enjoying this topical talk from one of our popular returning speakers, author and local historian Kathy Atherton.
Mexico’s Day of the Dead shares its origins with Protestant England’s Halloween traditions. This talk will examine the transformation of Catholic Europe’s All Souls’ Day rituals on contact with pre-Columbian cultures and explore their links with the traditions of England’s past. How did our ancestors relate to the dead, and how did they protect themselves from evil spirits?
V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.
The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.