‘Trick Or Treat’ – Happy Halloween

Halloween origins from the Celtic holiday Samhain which over centuries turned from a pagan ritual to a week of costumed parties, trick-or-treating and jack-o-lanterns. Whereas adults tend to celebrate Halloween with costumes and parties, children often walk from door to door in their neighbourhood, dressed as witches, ghosts or vampires, to ask homeowners for treats, … More ‘Trick Or Treat’ – Happy Halloween

Rounded: pumpkin for Halloween – photo challenge

This  weeks photo challenge of the Daily Post had the topic ‘rounded‘. A perfect topic for today – Halloween 🙂 Walking through the street and stores, there are pumpkins everywhere. The mainly orange coloured roundly shaped vegetables are not only delicious to eat, but also used for a very special tradition around this time of … More Rounded: pumpkin for Halloween – photo challenge

Christmas Special – 4th Advent: Christmas tree and Advent wreath

It’s the fourth Advent and nearly Christmas. All four candles of the Advent wreath are burning, symbolising the end of the waiting time. But why is one candle lit every week?   At the time when there was no electricity, the rooms were dark without the light of the candles during the moody and dark … More Christmas Special – 4th Advent: Christmas tree and Advent wreath

Halloween

Every year on the same day, the 31st October, creepy creatures and spooky creatures appear on the streets and chant ‘trick or treats’. It’s Halloween! Originally, it was the Celtic New Year’s day, ‘Samhain’ that was celebrated since five hundred AD. People thought it was the time when the souls of the dead returned to … More Halloween