Halloween Costumes, Halloween Masks, Halloween Decorations

 

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Description Of The Word "Halloween"
Function: noun
Etymology: short for All Hallow Even (All Saints' Eve)
: October 31 observed especially with dressing up in disguise, trick-or-treating, and displaying jack-o'-lanterns during the evening

A Brief History Of Halloween
The word itself, "Halloween," actually has its origins in the Catholic Church. It comes from a contracted corruption of All Hallows Eve. November 1, "All Hollows Day" (or "All Saints Day"), is a Catholic day of observance in honor of saints. But, in the 5th century BC, in Celtic Ireland, summer officially ended on October 31. The holiday was called Samhain (sow-en), the Celtic New year. 

One story says that, on that day, the disembodied spirits of all those who had died throughout the preceding year would come back in search of living bodies to possess for the next year. It was believed to be their only hope for the afterlife. The Celts believed all laws of space and time were suspended during this time, allowing the spirit world to intermingle with the living.

Naturally, the still-living did not want to be possessed. So on the night of October 31, villagers would extinguish the fires in their homes, to make them cold and undesirable. They would then dress up in all manner of ghoulish costumes and noisily paraded around the neighborhood, being as destructive as possible in order to frighten away spirits looking for bodies to possess.

Popular Halloween Ideas
Here's a list of popular Halloween ideas to scare up some fun this Halloween!
bulletHollow out mini pumpkins and use as votive candle holders.
bulletUse clear food handlers plastic gloves to freeze ice hands to throw in the punch bowl.
bulletAdd some spider web to your party decorations and haunt, buy them at any novelty shop.
bulletUse mini ears of Indian corn, mini pumpkins and gourds to embellish your Halloween party table.
bulletYou can make your own pumpkin carving stencils from clip art and your printer. Find something simple that you like, make a negative of it and print it out!
bulletTie or sew glow-sticks to your child's costume so they can be seen more easily in the dark.
bulletInstruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you

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Common Halloween spellings are;

Hallowen - Hall'o'ween - Haloween - Hallowene - Hallowen - Mask - Masque

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