Nate’s Monday Morning Message
Volume 1,136

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Morning Message! This weekend has been filled with spooky good times and tonight the happy little ghouls will make their way through the streets of our communities looking to fill their bags with sweet treats. Please be on the lookout and keep everyone safe as they celebrate Halloween night. This the official kick-off of the holiday season, and before we know it we will be ringing in the New Year. Let’s enjoy every moment of the next sixty-one days! Happy Halloween - let’s make it a great week!


Why Witches Fly on Brooms

The evil green-skinned witch flying on her magic broomstick may be a Halloween icon—and a well-worn stereotype. But the actual history behind how witches came to be associated with such an everyday household object is anything but dull.

The earliest known image of witches on brooms dates to 1451, when two illustrations appeared in the French poet Martin Le Franc’s manuscript Le Champion des Dames (The Defender of Ladies). 

The association between witches and brooms may have roots in a pagan fertility ritual, in which rural farmers would leap and dance astride poles, pitchforks or brooms in the light of the full moon to encourage the growth of their crops. This “broomstick dance” became confused with common accounts of witches flying through the night on their way to orgies and other illicit meetings.



“Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” - Stephen Graham Jones

“Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.” - Elvis Duran

“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” - Douglas Coupland

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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