This evening it’s Halloween! It’s time for you to put on your costume and try to scare the people around you! But do you know the origin of Halloween? It’s the contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening” and this event is celebrated every year on 31st of October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day.
According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals but other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has only Christian roots. The word Halloween dates to about 1745 and is of Christian origin.
But today, Halloween is celebrated to remember the deaths of ancient saints and proclaim triumph over death, that’s why people get costumed in a creepy way. Although Halloween is the day for costumed dressing, we also need to remember to decorate our homes too in the true spirit of the celebration.
Orange and black are the two colours which are most used during Halloween so you can decorate your home using these colours. You can make some creative additions by adding beautiful cushions on your sofa and some throws for snuggling up while watching horror movies and create an element of creepiness by hanging some Jack-o’-lanterns on the walls to look down at you while having a pumpkin-related dinner in semi-darkness.
For Halloween, all the children are eager to knock at the doors and asking for candies with the expression “Tricks or Treats,” be sure to be the kind neighbour and stock up on treats for these little darlings. And whatever your age, make sure you have yourself some good old Halloween fun! But do be careful not to ‘overdose’ on sweets and candies.
Happy All Hallows Eve