The Halloween Special!
Well, Happy Halloween everybody! Sorry for the lack of candy, but if you really want some… Click here!
Haha, well, if you just got pwndizzled, its Halloween! Lighten up!
We have got a very special post for you today, it has lots of neat info. The more you read, the more happy you will be.
Since, its Halloween, I have decided to post a little bit of history.
“Halloween, or Hallowe’en, is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, Halloween festivals, bonfires, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses”, carving jack-o-lanterns, and viewing horror films. Halloween originated from the Pagan festival Samhain, celebrated among the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century. Halloween is now celebrated in several parts of the western world, most commonly in Ireland, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom and occasionally in parts of Australia and New Zealand.
The term Halloween (and its alternative rendering Hallowe’en) is shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the eve of “All Hallows’ Day”, also which is now known as All Saints’ Day.
Many European cultural traditions, in particular Celtic cultures, hold that Halloween is one of the liminal times of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent (according to, for example, Catalan mythology about witches and Scottish and Irish tales of the Sídhe).”
“ Some historians trace the origin of Halloween back to the Celtic people of pre-medieval Europe. The Celts of Ireland, Britain, and France divided their year into halves: the “light half,” roughly consisting of the spring and summer months when days are longer and nights are shorter, and the “dark half,” roughly consisting of the autumn and winter months when days are shorter and nights are longer. Celts celebrated the end of the light half of the year with the festival of “Samhain” (pronounced sah-wen), which they observed during the October/November lunar cycle. Following the Roman conquest of Britain, British Celts adopted the Julian calendar and fixed the date of Samhain’s observance to November 1.
Costumes and treats were a traditional part of the Celtic celebration. And while Samhain began as a strictly Celtic festival, it is probable that aspects of Roman religion were incorporated into its observance over the four centuries of Roman rule in Britain (43-410 AD). For example, Pomona was the Roman goddess of fruit trees and gardens. Her symbol was an apple. Some scholars believe this may explain how candied apples and bobbing for apples became associated with Halloween (as Samhain was later renamed “
Alright, if you made it this far, good job. If you cheated… well, you will live with the shame forever. So, onward!
Now that you have been scared (maybe?) and well informed, here are some Halloween Pranks that will hopefully set you laughing.
I must say, that was pretty funny. I wanted to tell you all a bit about the costumes I have seen today. I could rattle on, but not to waste your time, I will tell you above the Transformer. Yes, some guy dressed up as a Transformer. Optimus Prime. No joke. He made the costume himself, spending over $300 on cardboard. And yes, he could transform into the truck or into Optimus. I kid you not. To view the quick video proof I have, download this file here
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