Fall is upon us and you know what that means. Cool crisp weather, warm soft sweaters and the countdown to HALLOWEEN! It’s my second favorite holiday and for a lot of reasons, including decorations, food and that the weather changes to get a bit chillier. Steve and I hope you will join us and celebrate this “spooky time” of the year. Zombies, monsters and goblins are invading this blog, so have a peek of what you can expect from the frightfully fun and recently transformed entry.
Hello Everyone. Since October is almost over, come and celebrate with me this upcoming holiday. Now take some time to look around because there is all sorts of things for Halloween. So let’s cut to the chase and get into the spirit. Halloween is that time of year when you can dress up in a costume, eat treats, be scared and have a blast doing it all. No matter what you choose, you are sure to have a spook-tacular time!
HALLOWEEN SPIRITHalloween decorations are everywhere and it makes such a wonderful scene.
The children are all out trick or treating because it’s the spirit of Halloween.
For kids of all ages, it’s a night of delight, it’s not evil and there is no reason to fear it.
Costumes and candies makes it a lot of fun because it’s the wonderful Halloween Spirit.
THE BEGINNINGS OF HALLOWEENEver wonder how the tradition of trick or treating began? Our Halloween traditions date all the way back to the Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in what is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France. Every November 1st, they celebrated the beginning of winter and the Celtic new year.
HALLOWEEN TOWNGhosts, goblins, witches, bats and creepy things abound,
you can find them all on Halloween night lurking in Halloween Town.
All the inhabitants of Halloween Town want to hear you scream,
they want you to have an eerie night and a Happy Halloween.
THE TRADITIONS OF COSTUMES AND TRICK OR TREATINGWitches and other evil spirits were believed to roam the earth on the night of November 1st, playing tricks on human beings to mark the dark and cold season ahead. To celebrate, the Celts lit fires and traded sweet foods. Many people disguised themselves as roaming spirits! Today, some 2,000 years later, the tradition of dressing up in a costume and collecting candy lives on in the form of trick or treating, a favorite Halloween tradition!
PUMPKIN CORNERIt is a time of harvest, of gathering; for nature, a time of sowing and scattering abroad. The fields are ripe with spendthrift gold at Pumpkin Corner. The wind whispers its music in the corn fields, the pumpkin patches are ready for their autumn ritual, the season calls out at Pumpkin Corner.
PUMPKIN FRENZYThe day is often associated with the colors black and orange and is strongly associated with symbols like the Jack-O-Lantern. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, ghost tours, bonfires, visiting haunted attractions, pranks, telling scary stories and watching horror films.
PUMPKIN HOUSEAt this Halloween homestead there is nothing scary nor anyone cold and callous. Everyone here would like to extend a welcome to the Pumpkin House. So please, come around for a trick or treat, do not be afraid to come in, all are welcome this Shocktober to the House of the Pumpkin.
ANGRY JACK-O-LANTERNA Jack-O-Lantern (sometimes also spelled Jack O Lantern) is typically a carved pumpkin. It is associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called ignis fatuus or Jack-O-Lantern. In a Jack-O-Lantern, typically the top is cut off and the inside flesh then scooped out. An image, usually a monstrous face, is carved onto the outside surface and the lid replaced.
This Halloween Eve, there is no need for concern,
they’re just having a howl, the Jack-O-Lanterns.
Soon they’ll go back to their pumpkin patch but don’t worry they will return,
each and every Halloween, you’ll see the Jack-O-Lanterns.
HISTORY OF WITCHESHalloween is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31st. It has roots in the Gaelic festival of “Samhain” and the Christian “Holy Day of All Saints”. It is largely a secular celebration but some have expressed strong feelings about perceived religious overtones. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America during Irelands Great Famine of the 1840s. Witches are one of the most traditional as well as mysterious entities we associate with Halloween. The word Witch actually is derived from the word “Wicca” meaning “Wise One”. Certainly once considered wise and a knowledgeable resource during trying times, witches were now considered to be something to be absolutely feared and avoided. Today’s witch costumes have taken a wide and varied turn and not many women will choose to dress up as the ugly, old and haggard beings that are thought of in the myths and legends of yesteryear. Modern women like the idea of being a character that is both mystical and magical.
FIRE BURN AND CAULDRON BUBBLEDouble, double, toil and trouble,
fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Double, double, toil and trouble,
something wicked this way comes.
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
wool of bat and tongue of dog.
Adder’s fork and blind worm’s sting,
lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing.
SCARY GHOST CAMPA ghost has been defined as the disembodied spirit or soul of a deceased person, although in popular usage, the term refers only to the apparition of such a person. Often described as immaterial and partly transparent, ghosts are reported to haunt particular locations or people that they were associated with in life or at time of death.Within the compound of the camp, everything is as it should be
but when they step outside the camp, then there is something you must see.
For then it is that they become the phantoms cold and damp,
this is the place of the undead, the chilling and terrifying Ghost Camp!
So, if you are ever near Ghost Camp, don’t enter, please beware!
Some things are better left alone, stay away and please take care!
REST IN PEACE PARTYOn Halloween Eve in the graveyard, all are invited, don’t be tardy!
We’ll have a howl and toast the dead at the horrifying Rest in Peace Party.
So join the party if you dare, all will rest in peace
but if you come, please be aware that you must be deceased!
SKULL SOUPIt’s made of bat and eye of newt and lots of gooey goop,
it will enchant you and put a spell on you, this Halloween Skull Soup!
So, if you are looking for a recipe that will knock you for a loop,
then you must try the Witch’s brew, the Halloween Skull Soup.
GRIM REAPER GRAVEYARDThe Reaper arises on All Hallow’s Eve, beware, be on your guard!
He wants to drag you down into his pit, into the wicked Grim Reaper Graveyard!
So, if you see him on Halloween Eve, you had better start running hard,
for if he catches you, you won’t stand a chance in the unholy Grim Reaper Graveyard!
Up from the depths of the Den of Pain, from the bottom of the Devil’s Well,
comes the Beast that is feared by all, the Devil Cat from Hell!
Once a year on Halloween Eve, all the stories foretell,
of the Beast that will rise to terrify all, the Devil Cat from Hell
Now get into the spirit and watch this video. Believe me, it will get you in the mood for a night of tricks and treats. Especially the treats. I think I may have to run out and buy some more candies and chocolate. Hmm, I love Halloween!!!
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