Christmas. Regardless of how old we get, there is not a single person who, at least for a mere moment, does not feel the warmth, happiness and magic spreading inside like the Nutella on toast on that lucky Sunday morning when mom decided to spoil us. This felling may perhaps be described by the streets that, suddenly all light up at once in that festive Coca Cola commercial. Only this time they are the veins in our bodies, leading to the main attraction of each town – our hearts. While children are enjoying their chocolate advent calendars, counting down to the big day, there is not a single excuse for the adults not to do the same. However, as grown ups, we learned to reflect and build plans along the way. Thus, in an engrossing excitement, it is challenging not to skip a single step of the countdown, so I decided to lift the veil and share my checklist that is paving my road into a new year.
P.S. Thank you for supporting me! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Let’s fill the world with goodness and kindness.
Metamorphosis into a charismatic character, tireless trick-or-treating, fascinatingly frightening jack-o-lanterns, bold and scary makeup and abundance of red and orange make us think of one of the most favorite holidays of the year— Halloween.
What Is Halloween and Where Does It Come From?
Originally from Ireland and Scotland, the immigrants spread their tradition to the North America in the nineteenth century. Later on, in the twentieth century the All Hallows’ Evening, known by its nickname, Halloween, was adopted in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and others. It is interesting to note that the ancient Gaels believed that October 31st was a day when the worlds of the dead and the living would overlap. Thus, in order for the evil spirits to not come and damage the crops, a festival, called Samhain, was organized, which later on transformed into our adored holiday. Many confuse this celebration with The Day of The Dead and although both imply dressing up in costumes, there is a significant difference between them. In fact, The Day of The Dead gives tribute to those who passed away and represents an act of showing that one is not afraid of the dead.
Souls’ Day, J Schikaneder 1888. This oil painting shows an praying elderly woman after placing a wreath upon the tombstone of her loved one.
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