Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Hi y'all! :) How was your Halloween event this year?
Fun? Exciting? Scary? Too much too handle? Boring? Disappointed? Traumatized?
Whatever it is, we hope all of you are doing well! :)
If you have noticed, we actually placed a jar of candy just right on the cashier counter at #04-83! :)
It is a little token of our appreciation towards our loyal customers and at the same time, wishing and hoping everybody a happy scary Halloween!
What really is Halloween and the story behind this origin? Just plainly making yourself look like a ghost?
Read what we have found!
"Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats."
Resource taken from :http://www.history.com/topics/halloween
Yeah! So now you know! It is not representing the ghosts but to ward off the ghosts! Have a great Halloween next year! ;)
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