History of Halloween Halloween is among the oldest traditions in the world as it touches on an essential element of the human condition: the relationship between the living and the dead. Every recorded civilization has created some form of ritual observance focused on what happens to people when they die, where they go, and how the living should best honor those who have passed or respond to the dead who seem unwilling or unable to move on.
Countries around the world today celebrate Halloween in one form or another, from Mexico’s Day of the Dead to China’s Tomb Sweeping Day. The modern-day observance of Halloween in countries such as the United States and Canada – where this tradition is most popular – share in this ancient tradition even though some aspects of the holiday are relatively recent developments, and can be traced back to the Celtic festival of Samhain.
Halloween Eye Makeup: I’m calling it now: This Halloween will be the year of the clown, from Pennywise to Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. We know you procrastinated again, but YouTube is brimming with a wealth of deceptively simple Halloween makeup ideas that will give you all the double taps your heart desires. For those avoiding the clown […]
Easy Halloween Paper Crafts and Decorations Halloween CraftsGuide trick-or-treaters right to your doorstep (and candy stash) with these fun luminaries. Eyes On The Prize 1. Lay white paper bags flat. Attach black vinyl letter stickers to spell “ojo,” and glue on googly eyes for pupils. In Spanish, “ojo” means be careful!” 2. Cut pieces of other vinyl letters […]
Halloween Gingerbread House Kits Halloween Gingerbread House When most people think about gingerbread houses, they think of the winter holiday season. But, during the month of October, many individuals like to create spooky haunted gingerbread houses with candy ghosts, frosted tomb-stones and miniature pumpkin molds to get in the Halloween spirit. Halloween gingerbread houses are […]