You know that being casually dressed on October 31st, especially at night, exposes you to attacks from zombies and other crazy creatures! But do you know where does this little crazy celebration comes from? Blogtelopia knows and since we’re nice, we’ll tell you.
Originally a Celtic religious festival at the time of the Druids named Samhain or Samonios, Halloween comes from “All Hallows Eve” or “the evening of All Saints’, on the eve of the Christian festival of All Saints Day. The most famous character of this festival is Jack-O’-Lantern, from an old Irish tale; he would have sold his soul to the devil, but eventually never gave it away.
On the day of his death, October 31st, he was not accepted neither in heaven nor in hell. Condemned to wander in the night, the devil in his great mercy gave him a piece of burning coal which he placed in a turnip. This turnip turned into a pumpkin over the years and Jack returns to haunt us every year on the day of his death. Not nice this Jack.
You know now why you disguise yourself every year on October 31st! Thank you whom? Blogtelopia of course!
Monday 31 October 2011 15:00 | Published by Blogtelopia-krds2 | Categoriy: General Tourism,events