John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
Today we celebrate the children's holiday of Halloween. There are people, like Wiccans, who still believe in nature and witches and wizards. These people have their own customs on what should happen on this day.
The Christian Church celebrates All Saints Day at this time. The Protestant Reformation was begun by Martin Luther on this day. Therefore we have many reasons to celebrate at this time. In Mexico, they have the Day of the Dead. Other countries celebrate this holiday in their own ways. In England, people flock to Stonehedge on this day. Many cultures have many ways to honor Halloween.
Happy Halloween to everybody.