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October 31, 2010 / mashappiness

spooky is today!

 

Today we celebrate the spooky day. Halloween has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints’ Day. The name is derived from Old Irish and means roughly “summer’s end”. Celebrating the end of the “lighter half” of the year and beginning of the “darker half”, and is sometimes regarded as the “Celtic New Year”… is so much of how this business of dressing up began.

The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the Otherworld became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. The family’s ancestors were honoured and invited home while harmful spirits were warded off. It is believed that the need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks. Their purpose was to disguise oneself as a harmful spirit and thus avoid harm.

How cute is the sight of kids of all ages dressing up in the fun and fantastical spirit of Halloween. Hope your Halloween is Happy!

do have fun loves!

(info obtained from wikipedia… aka cheat notes:)

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  1. Susu Paris Chic / Nov 1 2010 6:05 pm

    Spooky ballerina… oh la la! I loved ballet, so many passionate years, still do.

    • mashappiness / Nov 1 2010 6:26 pm

      Dear Susu, there is such strength and beauty intertwined in ballet. What a splendid gift to have such a connection to this art as you do. Enjoy your week, dear ballerina!

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