31 Oct Happy Halloween! What does it mean?
Did you know…
The word halloween means “hallowed evening,” and was previously known as All Hallows’ Eve. All Hallows’ Eve and All Saints’ Day (which is also called All Hallows Day) both were shortened to “Halloween.”
Halloween is a very special celebration and time of the year where we dress up in spooky costumes, apply funky cosmetic makeup for a gruesome effect, carve the most creative and inspiring pumpkins, and watch the children pass by knocking on everyones door to collect as many sweets and chocolates as they can in their little buckets. It takes place every year on October 31st.
Why do we celebrate Halloween?
The ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain is considered as the earliest known root of Halloween. It marked an important time of year when seasons changed. Observers believed the boundary between this world and the next became especially thin at this time, enabling them to connect with the dead. This belief is shared by some other cultures around the world.
So I’ve had my eyes on a pumpkin and skull for a while now and I came across a ceramic pumpkin and skull so I couldn’t resist painting it for Halloween. I wanted to apply a bohemian inspired design element to it. It reminds me of botanical plants and flower power which really makes it pop and stand out. It’s not quite the scary look that is used to represent the meaning of Halloween, however, this makes a great centrepiece at a Halloween party!
Happy Halloween 2018 xxx