Monday, October 15, 2018

Halloween - A Brief History

Halloween, also called Hallowe'en, Allhallowe'en, All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Eve, is observed by Western Christians and many non-Christians around the world.
It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.

It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain; that such festivals may have had pagan roots; and that Samhain itself was Christianized as Halloween by the early Church. 

Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. 
In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows' Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although elsewhere it is a more commercial celebration.
Dragon Bracelet
Some Christians historically abstained from meat on All Hallows' Eve, a tradition reflected in the eating of certain vegetarian foods on this day, including apples, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.
source: Wikipedia

Don't be left out of the fun of playing 'dress up'! Check out some of our beautiful jewelry creations to complete your costume such as one of our Dragon Bracelets at Handmade Jewelry Haven!

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  1. It started over here but it was not somthing so celibrated in the UK itll it took off in the US now it's a big thing here as well. Must admit I do seeing all the costumes

    1. I have to admit that I still dress up on Halloween.
      It is my favorite holiday!

      - Lisa

  2. Halloween has caught up all over the world now . :) Fun pictures and I like the dragon bracelet.

  3. Thank you! They are my most popular piece by far.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    - Lisa