Halloween Combination of Two Worlds

Halloween Combination of Two Worlds

Halloween is a combination of two worlds on several levels. It is a mix of pagan and Christian; the living and the dead; ancient and modern civilizations; folklore and history. The origin of Halloween dates back to ancient times to the Celtic festival of Samhain. This pagan celebration marked the end of the harvest season […]

Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns Not Always Pumpkins

Stingy Jack and the Devil

Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns Not Always Pumpkins

Jack-o-lanterns, those pumpkins with carved out faces, are a part of Halloween tradition. Every year, communities and schools hold contests to choose the biggest pumpkin in the patch, the scariest face, silliest face, or some other related category. This practice of carving faces on hollowed out pumpkins did not originate in the United States and […]