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    Remind your people and make their day funny and cheerful by sending them amazing Halloween gift items available in a wide range at Giftsbloom. Choose from a wide variety of Halloween Cookies, Halloween, Balloons, Halloween Cakes and flowers. Send Halloween Gifts Online Want to send scary Halloween Balloons to your friends, relatives and family members to match the occasion of All Hallows day? You can reach your near and dear ones at any corner of the country on this years’ Halloween day celebration. Being late in sending gifts is no more an issue when we are offering same day deliveries and next deliveries depending upon your location in the USA. Our scariest and haunting patterns of Halloween flowers and balloons will perfectly suit the occasion of this day and will surely win hearts of your dear ones with timely delivery and quality product. The joy of Halloween day will double fold with these funky Halloween gifts that you can send online at the doorsteps of your people to awe them in fun and…

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    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. Celebration of Halloween was extremely limited in colonial New England because of the rigid Protestant…

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    Madagascar: Halloween Traditions and Culture Halloween hasn’t always been known as a festive holiday for silly costumes and sweet treats. Two thousand years ago, the first of November signified the beginning of winter for the ancient Celts of Europe. On that day, they celebrated a festival called Samhain during which they “gathered to sacrifice animals, fruits, and vegetables” and “lit bonfires in honor of the dead, to aid them on their journey, and to keep them away from the living” (Santino).…

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    "Prostate yourself here where eternity begins and the earthly greatness is dust" These words can be read every year in the Pantheon barrio, during La Muerteada festival in the hillside town of San Agustín of Etla. This carnival of Death as a part of the cycle of life is celebrated since time inmemorial, its origin is lost back to hundreds of years before, in prechristian times. The oldest people remember it has always been celebrated at the beginning of November and the performance is played by…

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    Halloween is a tradition that goes back to an old Celtic festival called Samuin, which is the practice of wearing costumes in celebration of the end of the year as they celebrated a new year on November first. During Samuin people dressed up to impersonate the evil spirits. The Celtics believed that the end of the year which is October 31st, the living and dead world would overlap. This resulted in the dead having access to roam earth again. So by people dressing up in costumes they were trying…

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    Today Halloween is the second most commercialized and profitable holidays in today’s world, where trick or treating, costumes, and decorations all are apart of some of the favorite things we like to think about with Halloween. Although in Rick Bass’s short story Antlers, the story starts with the town’s annual Halloween party, where the traditions they have are a little less traditional. In the story the party itself holds a very symbolic meaning and has many underlying tones throughout the…

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    the village, the juvenile scattered the piki in the order he was told; white, yellow, red, and blue. The colours were used by the Hopi people and each colour represents something; red for painting pottery, red and yellow for painting moccasins, and blue or green for painting their bodies. When the couple reached a hill, the wife sat down and told him she would stay there when he returned but he can’t touch anyone and nobody can touch him. Once he reached the top of the hill, the young man told…

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    Different Views on the Same Time Period Both feast days Halloween and All Souls’ Day come from one Celtic habit when it was celebrated the beginning of second part of the year. Since the Celts knew only two seasons, namely the darker half of the year and the brighter half of the year. Under the name of Halloween is this feast recognised in English speaking countries, especially in the USA, Canada and the British Isles whereas All Souls’ Day is celebrated in Christian countries. However, the…

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    Historically and in contemporary society, Halloween represents a night where the barrier between the familiar physical world and the souls of the dead dissolves. Could this be the reason why is Halloween so mystical? The Mystical Origins of Halloween: Halloween is believed to be rooted in the pagan Celtic Samhain rituals. Samhain means summer's end. The Celts followed a lunar calendar, so Samhain signified the end of summer and the end of the lunar year. Celtic villagers wore costumes to…

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    It’s the spookiest time of the year, yet again. Jack-o-Lanterns, Nightmare Before Christmas, Dracula, and all the other classic creep-taculars that pop up by the end of October, typically remind everyone that, yeah, it is Halloween. But why do we even celebrate it, and how did it all start? The most probable answer is because Philippines is one of the largest Christian country in the world and in the liturgical year, October thirty first is the time that we dedicate to remembering the dead.…

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