Written by: Heidi Clausen
Halloween is gradually becoming a part of the traditions, the Danes have taken to him from abroad; Halloween comes not from the U.S., as many mistakenly believe.
Halloween is rather a good 2000 years old Celtic skik, called the Samhain. The Celts lived primarily in the UK, and they used a different calendar, than the one we use now. The dated, we now call 31. October, was the last day of the Celtic calendar. On this day took the Celts farewell to summer and winter welcome greeted with big bonfires. Priests thanked the gods for good harvest, and you remembered while those who had died in the past year. The Celts believed the souls of the dead wandered into the land of the dead on this last day of the year. Bonfires were used to show the good souls road and scare the evil spirits away. The Celts also believed, that all souls visited earth at night on the last day. Souls visited their old homes to find comfort, but the spirits, who had no home, teased and scared the living.
As part of the effort to convert pagans to the Christian faith, the Catholic Church took this cult of the deceased to the, and the Pope proclaimed the 1. november to All Saints' Day. Instead of remembering all deceased, you had to had to commemorate the Christian martyrs. All Saints' Day was called in England All Hallows’ Even, and hence the contraction Halloween, which is the word, used today on the 31. October.
For some 150 years ago there was famine in Ireland, resulting in, that many people emigrated to North America. They took the course, their traditions with them, også Halloween. In Ireland, traditionally dressed up and put hollowed out swedes in front of the house to scare evil spirits away, but when not grown swedes to the same extent in the U.S., turns swedes out with destore pumpkin. Pumpkins had the advantage, that they are easier to manipulate than swedes, and the tradtion, as the Americans call Jack O'Lanterns, was born.
There are several traditions, belonging to the Halloween: Trick-or-treat, ghost houses, Dress, special spooky food, spooky celebrations, pumpkin pie (pumpkin pie), horror movie, scary stories and much more – All of it must of course be a little scary.
Halloween og scrapbooking
Many manufacturers in scrapbooking have begun to make much more out of Halloween. They make more, larger series and stamps, dies and many other accessories. Halloween colors are orange, small, green and black.
Here is a small selection of the latest goodies.
Basic Grey has created a delicious range, the call Eerie
Making Memories has made a series, the call Spooky Alley
Rusty Pickle har deres super seje serie Thriller
Imaginisce have made a cute series: Spooky Town
Fancy Pants has made out this great series Trick or treat
Pink Paislee – has made Twilight
Inside Digital scrapbooking, We have a talented Danish designer, Connie Riddersholm, som har designet et lækkert kit til halloween og efterår. Take a quick trip shop and purchase the delicious kit.
Magnolia has a new Halloween series of stamps and more recently they have also made their own delicious paper, appropriate to the pistons. See it here
CC Designs has created a sweet series of stamps, they can also be purchased as digistempler. Se dem her
This was just a small selection of the, der er kommet i år.
Our talented designers have made some goodies for inspiration.