Halloween is around the corner…but we don’t celebrate Halloween in our family. It was important previously, because our children looked forward to something that was innocent & a bit scary at the same time. Creating an frightening face of the pumpkin was exciting with candles inside. But that was about the only thing we did. No, by the way, our guys were dressed out & ran around in the area to knock on doors & scare people, but they were most afraid, to be honest.
Background: Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic harvest festival which was the eve of the Celtic New Year. It was believed that the veil between the worlds of the living & the dead was the thinnest on this night. A central part of the festival was lighting a bonfire, a reflection of the sun. In modern times, many people who celebrates Halloween, light candles in jack-o-lanterns rather than bonfires. There are many Halloween symbols such as black cats, bats & spiders. Also figures, such as ghosts, skeletons, witches & wizards. As if those wasn’t enough there’s also pumpkins, graveyards, cobwebs & haunted houses. The colors green, orange, grey & black are also associated with Halloween.
Whether you celebrate Halloween or not – I hope you will have a relaxing & fun weekend. I’m taking time off with my precious & will not touch the computer for a few days. Here’s some inspiration on the road…orange mostly but I had to have something in white also, of course. Happy halloween,
Take care / Marie
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