Monday, September 21, 2009


Again it's time for Halloween, the worldwide popular "trick or treat" eve. The origin of Halloween lies in the traditions of the Celtic people: the ancient Celts were celebrating Samhain, which is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, and is sometimes regarded as the "Celtic New Year". The term Halloween is shortened from All Hallows’ Even, which is now also known as All Saints’ Day.

Weruniquestyles: Meet the Mr Pumpkin, candle

The ancient Celts would place a skeleton on their window sill and believing that the head was the most powerful part of the body, they used the head of vegetable to frighten off the embodiment of superstitions. the The most well-known decoration, pumpkin, origins of Irish legend of Stingy Jack, a greedy, gambling, hard-drinking old farmer. He tricked the devil  and in revenge, the devil placed a curse on Jack: to forever wander the earth at night with the only light he had: a candle inside of a hollowed turnip.

GoldLily: silver Halloween jewelry

The famous "trick or treat" has two possible origins. According some legends, Celts would give offerings of food to the Gods, so they often went from door to door to collect food to donate to their deities. The other belief is that young Celts would ask the townspeople for kindling and wood, and take it to top of the hill for the Samhain bonfire.

It is the custom of the celebration to use orange and black in decorations and costumes.  As the Celtics are given the most credit for beginning the holiday as the festival of the harvest, a color of autumn is used. Orange, being the most prevalent autumn tone, is derived from the pumpkin and leaves. Halloween was once (and still may be in some areas) a festival of the dead. Death is usually associated with darkness and absence of light signified by the color black. Also Halloween is always celebrated after sunset. The blackness of the night cloaks the revelers and hides their misdeeds or tricks if they don’t receive any treats.

Redneckcandles: special soap for Halloween

Today Halloween is celebrated around the world. Many of traditions and customs are nowadays American traditions, even the celebration origins in Europe. It's time to start preparing, to buy candies for children and check the decorations. There's still time to find something unique for the All Hallow Eve!

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