It is Hallowe'en! Aka Samhain, All Hallows Eve, Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead and so on. It's even one of the Ancient Egyptian feast days of Bast, Sekhmet and Ra.
Sigh, I wish Halloween was a bigger event here. I'd LOVE to don a costume and scary makeup and have fun with friends, but when I asked Mum if I could just have a Halloween party at home, with costumes and friends and scary movies, she was like, "And invite trouble?" She seems to think it'll attract evil spirits or something. Augh. ><
So as usual, I simply lit a candle (scented, this year!) and put it in the skeletal-hand candleholder I think of as my Hand of Glory.
Also, on Saturday I was going to a friend's house and stopped to run an errand first (had to buy my tickets for a horror writing workshop), and met a zombie at the mall! :D He kindly agreed to pose for a picture instead of eating my brains.
... yes, I look far too happy to be standing next to a zombie.
I will end with icon-quotes from one of my favourite chapters of The Shoebox Project, involving a very... interactive Halloween.