Wednesday 04th, April 2018 02:16:22: AM. Halloween.. Mary Carr.
Meanwhile in Germany, people hide their knives to make sure none of the returning spirits are harmed – or seek to harm them!
Tuesday 03rd, April 2018 16:17:22: PM. Halloween.. Jacob Willis.
Gaels believed that it was a time when the walls between our world and the next became thin and porous, allowing spirits to pass through, come back to life on the day and damage their crops. Places were set at the dinner table to appease and welcome the spirits.
Tuesday 03rd, April 2018 06:43:22: AM. Halloween.. Johnny Jimenez.
The phrase trick-or-treat was first used in America in 1927, with the traditions brought over to America by immigrants. Guising gave way to threatening pranks in exchange for sweets.
Monday 02nd, April 2018 20:54:22: PM. Halloween.. Mary Carr.
The best part of any holiday (besides the food) is dressing up. Whether its Fourth of July or New Years Eve, putting together the right outfit is key to starting the celebration, and no other holiday calls for outrageous and funny costumes like Halloween.
Monday 02nd, April 2018 11:12:22: AM. Halloween.. Jacob Willis.
The carving of pumpkins originates from the Samhain festival, when Gaels would carve turnips to ward off spirits and stop fairies from settling in houses.
Tuesday 06th, March 2018 13:18:22: PM. Halloween.. Betty Aguilar.
Gaels would also offer food and drink, and light bonfires to ward off the evil spirits.
Tuesday 27th, February 2018 12:55:22: PM. Halloween.. Lawrence Kennedy.
Costumes became more adventurous - in Victorian ages, they were influenced by gothic themes in literature, and dressed as bats and ghosts or what seemed exotic, such as an Egyptian pharoah. Later, costumes became influenced by pop culture, and became more sexualised in the 1970s.
Tuesday 20th, February 2018 12:48:22: PM. Halloween.. Dennis Stanley.
If you decide to dress up with your friends this Halloween, then consider getting creative and making your costume instead.
Tuesday 13th, February 2018 12:35:22: PM. Halloween.. George Harper.
The Americanised (Americanized?) Halloween that we experience today actually originated in the Celtic fringes of Britain, and was adapted over the decades by Christian traditions, immigrants conventions and an insatiable desire for sweets.
Sunday 04th, February 2018 00:28:22: AM. Halloween.. Evelyn Patel.
In the 19th century, souling gave way to guising or mumming, when children would offer songs, poetry and jokes - instead of prayer - in exchange for fruit or money.