Halloween and DST

In the United States, Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins at 2 A.M. on the second Sunday of March and ends at 2 A.M. on the first Sunday of November.  In the year 2015, October 31 is a Saturday. Most people will adjust their clocks ahead by one hour before turning in for sleep. Some people will rollick through the night with trickery and wear guises in celebration of Halloween. They’ll watch their cellphone screen clocks adjust automatically, as if they were inside Dr. Who’s TARDIS traveling through time.

Leading into Dia De Los Muertos, homeowners sometimes decorate their dwelling exteriors with themed objects that please or frighten spirits leaving the earth.  Here are some examples of residential decorations in Albuquerque. Some are spooky, some are sweet, and others are spirited with touches of the Southwest.

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Spirited Vignette: An Adobe Nicho Plays Host


Spooky: A Spirit Hovers Above One’s Garage


Sweet: A Pumpkin is Scraped to Resemble a Princess

Spooky Southwestern: A Yucca is incorporated

Southwestern: A Yucca Used for Spooking

3 responses to “Halloween and DST

  1. Nice description of how America celebrates Halloween. I lived in the Southwest for years, love that country. Married an Arkie and here I sit in Arkansas. Nice to see pictures from the area I love so much. Liked your photos very much.


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