Tony Finau celebrates Halloween with family


Tony Finau celebrates Halloween with family
Tony Finau celebrates Halloween with family © Getty Images Sport - Kevin C. Cox / Staff

In the United States, Halloween is an important time of conviviality and sharing. And PGA Tour golfers are no exception to the rule. Tony Finau demonstrated this by posing dressed as the Power Rangers pack leader, surrounded by his wife, Alayna Galea'i, and their five children.

Tony Finau, Halloween

22nd player in the world, Tony Finau, victorious at the Mexico Open on April 30, has not played again since August 27 and his 20th place at the TOUR Championship, the final of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Halloween, All Hallows' Eve (lit. "All Hallows' Eve") or Everyone's Night All Saints is a typical celebration of Western Christianity observed in several countries, particularly in the English-speaking world, on 31 October, the eve of the Christian feast of All Saints.

With Halloween begins the observance of Allhallowtide, the time of the liturgical year dedicated to the memory of the dead, saints, martyrs and all the faithful departed. The celebration is first recorded in the High Middle Ages in historically Catholic Nordic countries such as Ireland and England, and over time the rites and customs associated with it evolved; the feast of All Saints is considered one of the most solemn celebrations of the Church.

Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or souling), attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, playing fortune-telling games and pranks, visiting haunted attractions, and telling stories.

scary and watch horror or themed films. Traditional customs similar to the Nordic ones have been found in other predominantly Catholic countries, such as Spain, Poland and Hungary, as well as in Italy, where several traditions similar to modern Halloween have been identified, including wandering and asking for food between the houses, as in the case of the Sardinian su mortu mortu.

The origins of the holiday are linked to that of All Saints and are traced back to the feast of the martyrs, celebrated in the primitive Church on the Sunday after Pentecost or on May 13, the date of the Roman holiday of Lemuralia.

According to various sources, the feast of the martyrs was moved by Pope Gregory III to November 1st, when the pontiff consecrated an oratory in St. Peter's in the Vatican dedicated to all the martyrs and confessors. Other sources link the autumn date to the institution of All Saints' Day by Gregory IV and to Louis the Pious.

In the 19th century, scholars hypothesized that the celebration may have originated in or been influenced by Samhain, a Celtic holiday corresponding to the end of the summer season and held between October 31st and November 1st.

Today, in addition to Halloween, All Saints' Day and the Day of the Dead are also sometimes recognized as anniversaries of Celtic origins or influences[6][7]. The Celtic derivation has recently been questioned, and according to contemporary scholars in Celtic Ireland All Saints' Day was initially celebrated on 20 April, unlike in Anglo-Saxon England, where it was already celebrated on 1 November.

Others maintain that there is no historiographical evidence that the pope was aware of the anniversary of Samhain, that there are no obvious similarities between the holidays or that they have been excessively accentuated in modern times; still others have argued that most of the customs associated with the holiday were born at the same time as and after the institution of All Saints' Day, and not vice versa, further downplaying the importance and diffusion of Samhain.