Actual definition: Halloween- the night of October 31, the eve of All Saints’ Day, commonly celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door.
Celtic Roots: Samhain
Most of the traditions of Halloween date back to Samhain (sow-en), the ancient Celtic New Year. Samhain, which translates to “end of summer,” occurred around the end of October, when the weather started to get cold.
In medieval times, one popular All Souls’ Day practice was to make “soul cakes,” simple bread desserts with a currant topping. In a custom called “souling,” children would go door-to-door begging for the cakes, much like modern trick-or-treaters. For every cake a child collected, he or she would have to say a prayer for the dead relatives of the person who gave the cake. These prayers would help the relatives find their way out of purgatory and into heaven. The children even sang a soul cake song along the lines of the modern “Trick-or-treat, trick-or-treat, give me something good to eat.” One version of the song went:
A soul cake! A soul cake! Have mercy on all Christian souls, for A soul cake!
- The Traditions of Halloween (tvaraj.com)
- All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day, and The Celtic Festival of Samhain (tvaraj.com)
- Samhain – All Hallows Eve (lionsandlilies.wordpress.com)
- Halloween: Its Creation and Recreation (calvinistinternational.com)
I wore this costume one year. I had acrylic fangs to go with it
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The scariest movie i have ever seen is The Exorcism of Emily Rose. When I first saw this movie I was terrified. It is now one of my favorite movies ever. I watch it every year. It is such a great movie. I think what makes it so scary is the fact that it is based on a true story.
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Well I have tons so I will do my top 25. Some are from when I was kid and some are ones i still like now. So here we go
1. All the Halloween Towns
2. Hocus Pocus
3. All the Halloweens
5. The Nightmare before Christmas
6. The Corpse Bride
7. The Adams Family
9. Sleepy Hallow
10. Sweeny Todd
11. Child’s Play
12. Friday the 13th
14. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
15. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
16. The Lost Boys
17. Rosemary’s baby
18. Ginger Snaps I and II
19. The Pet Cemetery
20. Silent Hill
21. Darkness Falls
23. Children of the Corn
24. Paranormal Activity
25. Grave Encounters
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- ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ turns 20 – but is it a Halloween or Christmas movie!? (popwatch.ew.com)
- 50+ Halloween movies for kids (sunhealersblog.wordpress.com)
Day 27: You are the star reporter for Halloween Headline, and you’ve just landed an interview with Michael Myers. Write out 20 questions to ask during the interview.
This is assuming he talks lol
1. What is your full name?
2. How do you chose who to kill?
3. How old are you?
4. How does it feel to be killed over and over again?
5. What is your favorite scene?
6. Why did you chose the white mask?
7. Who was your favorite kill?
8. Which movie was your favorite?
9. How do you feel about Rob Zombie?
10. What do you do beside killing people?
11. What is your favorite weapon?
12. Why haven;t you tried killing me yet?
13. How many movies are in besides Halloween?
14. What was it like working with Jamie Lee Curtis?
15. Do you enjoy killing people?
16. What started all the killings?
17. Are you on any medication?
18. Do you have a girlfriend?
19. How many times have you died?
20. Did you enjoy this interview?
- The Zombie Zoo – Interview with Michael Myers (thehorrificallyhorrifyinghorrorblog.com)
- Halloween Turns 35: An Appreciation (entertainment.time.com)
- MOVIES: Michael Myers returns with ‘Halloween’ marathon (pe.com)
Yes I do I believe in spilling salt will give you bad luck. I also believe in opeing an umbrella inside is bad luck. I also do the knock on wood thing it is to ward off unlucky concequences, to get rid of evil spirits, to undo something that is said that could possibly temp fate or to bring good luck. Also in this picture of some of the ones i believe.
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I was driving to the annual Halloween party at my nana’s. I was listening to some ghoulish tunes and humming along. Out of the corner of my eye I spotted a woman and a young girl standing on the side of the road. I stopped and backed up but they were gone. I kept driving. About 15 minutes later the same woman and child walked out in front of my car. I swerved away from them and ran my car into a tree. I got out and they were gone. At this time I was very afraid and I didn’t have cell service. I grabbed an umbrella out of the trunk of my car and started walking. Many cars drove by but none of them stopped to pick me up. I finally came upon a old wooden cottage. The lights were on so I walked up to it and knock on the door. An elderly woman came to the door and welcomed me in no questions asked. She dressed my wounds and gave me a hot cup of coffee and some warm clothes to put on. She also told me I could stay the night. She had an extra room now because she lost her daughter a few months back. When I explained to her what happened she smiled with tear filled eyes and said that’s exactly how my daughter and granddaughter died except a fox ran across the road. I now believe that the woman her her child was this woman daughter and granddaughter. The woman gave me some soup and I wen up to bed. The next morning I woke up to the smell of bacon and coffee. I walked downstairs and said good morning but no one was down there. The house was tattered and torn and it was very dusty. What happened? I walked around the house and there were old photos of the woman and the young woman and child I saw. The house looked like it had been burned. I found a house phone and it had a tone so I called my nana and told her where I was and what happened. She didn’t say anything I asked if she was there and she said that’s impossible. I asked her why and she told me the young woman and her child were driving about two months ago and a fox ran out in the road. They hit a tree and they both died. In grief the old woman set house on fire and laid up in her daughters room until she was dead. I was shocked. I asked my nana a few more questions but the line was dead. I tried calling back but no one answered. I decided to walk back to my car. When i got to my car there were cops and ambulances and people all around. I saw something laying on the ground. I walked up to it and unzipped the bag. It it was me…
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Day 24: Write a journal entry about the best trick you have ever pulled (or the best one that has ever been pulled on you).
The best Halloween I ever had was back in 2005. We went trick or treating and just about every house gave tons of candy. After trick or treating we went to a Halloween party at the fire hall and they had a haunted house and cool food and music it was awesome. My aunt Tina threw the party. Tons of fun.
It was a dark and stormy night. I was home alone. I was enjoying the sound of the storm by reading and having a nice cup of tea. Time just flew by. I hear the grandfather clock start to chime. One, Two, Three and so on. I just continue to read subconsciously still counting the chimes. Twelve, Thirteen. Wait a minute thirteen? I look up at the clock but it has stopped. I get up from my lush couch and trot over to the clock. I open it to see if it is dead or what was happening. No not dead huh. That is very strange.I just shrug it off and go back to my reading corner. About twenty minutes or so go by and there is a knock at the door. Now who could that be? I go to answer it and no one is there but they left a basket. Inside the basket is a bloody rag. I remove the rag and open it find a cat paw. I yell for my cat. Baily, Baily? She doesn’t answer. I go searching through the house for her. I hear a low meow. It sounded like it came from the basement. I went the old rugged steps slowly. Each step I took the more scared I was. I finally got to the bottom of the stairs. The only light I had until I get to the middle of the room is the light from the flashlight app on my iPhone. I call out to her and again get a low meow. As I walk closer to the light I start to smell something burning. It wasn’t a strong odor it smelled like someone just blew out a candle. I get to the light and quickly pulled the string. What was that? Something just pushed me. I hear my cat cry out and I run to her only to find her gutted. I drop to my knees a plead for whoever did this to show their face. Someone grabbed me and pulled me across the floor. Thats all I remember. God only knows what happened to me. I am now blind in one eye.
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