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Preparing for Halloween

09-10-2018

                                                                 History

 

   Celtic Holiday Halloween or the night before the Day of All Saints are celebrated annually on the night of November 31 to November 1. Tribes living in the territory of present-day Ireland, Scotland and England are divided into two seasons - winter and summer, and October 31 is the last day of the year. Traditionally, on the night of October 31 to November 1, evil spirits came into the world of people. To protect themselves from them, it was decided to wear terrible costumes.

 

   In the XIX century, many Irish, Scots and British emigrated to the New World. The feast was moving with them, and to this day, to a large extent, Halloween is celebrated in the United States and Canada. And the real capital of the holiday were New York and Los Angeles.

 

                                                      How Halloween Celebrate

 

   Celebrate in Ukraine relatively recently, but Halloween has already managed to love everything, from small to large. This is the most active youth. In nightclubs, traditionally, on the night of October 31 to November 1, a Halloween party with a mandatory dress code is set up. Also, they hold different contests - for the best costume and the most terrible makeup.

 

   It's possible to celebrate at home - many arrange parties, where they watch terrible films and tell horrible stories with candles.

 

   The most popular costumes on the night before the Day of all the saints - witches, devils, gifts, vampires, as well as negative characters from cartoons and films.

 

   In recent years, on the night of October 31 to November 1, dressed children and young people can be found even on the street.

 

                                                             Halloween holiday attributes

 

   Preparing for Halloween begins long before the holiday. People celebrate the holiday, decorate their apartments with pumpkins, artificial linen, candles and dry leaves. Traditional colors of the holiday - orange and black.

 

   Do not do Halloween without the main attribute of the holiday - Jack Jack, which is made of round pumpkin and placed a candle inside.

 

                                                          Where did the Jack lamp come from?

 

   The carving of the terrible face of pumpkin has existed for many centuries. There is a legend about the greedy blacksmith and the drunk Jack who thrice deceived the devil and traded for many years a carefree life, as well as a promise not to claim his soul after death. When the fifth died, he also did not fall into his paradise. Jack was forced to wand on the ground in anticipation of the Day of Judgment, covering the road with a slice of coal that he put into an empty pumpkin head. Thus, Jack's lamp was considered a lantern in the Celtic tradition, helping the souls to find a way to purgatory.

 

   Now it is believed that if a lantern of pumpkin in the form of an evil man puts on the threshold of his house - he drives away evil spirits.

 

   To Halloween you can observe a very different attitude: someone calls the holiday a "stranger," someone complains of a dangerous simulation of evil spirits, and someone is looking forward to that night when you can become a vampire or a zombie.

 

   With rich experience, florists of Bouquet-Express will help to complement your holiday with floral ornaments and decor.

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