Halloween, a tradition with history

Data, customs and meanings behind this popular and cultural celebration.

When it comes to Halloween or Halloween, you think of costumes, masks, party, sweets and children. But tradition indicates that its celebration was not always festive and joyful and that the rituals practiced during the night had a purifying and religious character.

October 31 is a date associated with the dead, souls in pain, witches and spells. These characteristics are due to its proximity to the Day of the Dead, which is commemorated in the first week of November.

Historically, Halloween as a practice of meeting and gathering was inherited from the English Celts. For Christians, this name is derived from the word All Hallows E’en or eve of All Saints’ Day.

Where does it come from?

The customs originated in the New Year celebrations of the Druids and Romans. As in other New Year festivals, the dead were again among the living on this date. The Celts made human and animal sacrifices in honor of the god Samhaim, lord of death.

During the ceremony the Celts disguised themselves with the skins of the animals sacrificed, to remove from the town to the demons that visited them and to be able to return to the normality the following day. With the ashes and the remains of the sacrifices they made a rite to know what would happen in the following months.

Also, the sabbath was celebrated or celebration of witches. In her, the witches and the sorcerers met to offer sacrifices to Satan, lord of the death, by rites, sexual acts and death. In the Middle Ages black cats were burned for believing them friends of witches.

In the United States the small communities of Irish Catholics began to celebrate this date in the mid-nineteenth century and from there the tradition spread to the rest of the planet, including Colombia.

A magical night of spells and fun

Because of their use and familiarity, the following symbols are included as representative examples of Halloween:

The pumpkins

Pumpkins cut in the form of grotesque faces and lit with candles on the inside originated in the games of the Irish children, who used potatoes and turnips for this purpose.

The name of these pumpkins, jack-o’-lantern, is derived from the legend of a drunk named Jack, who with tricks managed the devil to promise not to pursue his soul again. According to legend, when they died, they did not let him enter the sky for stingy and miserly, so he had to go to hell and the devil condemned him to wander the world until the day of Judgment Day. The devil threw a coal on him so he could see in the dark and Jack put it inside a turnip that was eating.

The ghosts

The custom of catching lanterns and dressing ghosts originated from an ancient Irish legend. In Ireland and England they cupped beets and potatoes to use as lanterns. After this custom arrived in America, the pumpkins began to be used.

“Trick or Treat”

On the eve of October 31, the Celts went through the neighborhoods, collecting offerings for the party. They wore disguises, masks, lanterns and canes with a very sharp point. In each house they asked for a specific offering (treat). If denied, the Celtic used the cane to do them a trick. Trick means trick or evil and treat, gift or gift.

The use of kostum badut

The use of disguises has its origins in the rites of magic and ceremonies of many primitive peoples. The disguise was a symbol of the spirit to be invoked.

Black cats

The Celts believed that the black cats were sacred, that they had been human beings and that to have been involved in bad works had become them animals. Medieval superstition also believed that Satan and the sorcerers assumed the form of black cats. It is said that witches flew with black cats.

The witches, queens of the coven

Far from being women with warts, something dirty and poking the sky mounted on a broom, witches can also be beautiful young people who use their knowledge to do good to their community.

That is the revision of the myth of the witches that several experts took a few years ago to a congress in Sassello, city located in the north of Italy, in which psychologists, mediums, astrologers and some religious participated, to give their point of view About a phenomenon that is sometimes disturbing and has a good dose of legend.

“Witches, fascination and mystery. Seductoras perversas or enchants seduced? “, Is the motto under which the congress took place, where some connoisseurs of the mass process for witchcraft carried out in Triora in 1588.

Witch hunt

In Liguria, known as the “Italian Salem”, over four centuries ago more than four hundred women were burned, accused of witchcraft, which has given this northern part of the country a secular reputation for performances outside of Italy. Normal, well taken advantage of from the tourist point of view.

The experts in witchcraft agreed that women who in the Middle Ages were considered as such did not necessarily have the negative meaning with which they have passed to posterity and were even known to do good to those around them.

Thus, in dark years of plagues, famines and wars, the “good witches” healed the sick with herbs, they helped the women in labor and gave birth to couples, thanks to their “filters of love.”

Love spells

The latter were nothing spectacular or especially mysterious, but perfumes that, in times when hygiene was not widespread, allowed women to attract the attention of men.

Of course, the filters had to be prepared on Friday night with the moon in a crescent, and included ingredients such as spruce powder, amber, rose petals, sandalwood and violets, all wisely mixed.

In contrast, they could also produce a potion for the cases that claimed revenge and then had to prepare a Tuesday, with dragon blood, rutaceous plant dust, ground peppercorns, a pinch of sulfur and another of iron filing, all mixed And kept in a metal box.

Some of these products used herbs dangerous to health, according to the pharmacist Giorgio Giordani, who confirms that some potions were used against female frigidity and male impotence, but also as a remedy against the flu.

Participants at the Sassello congress agreed that the witches were often young people of singular beauty, which is why they were envied and sometimes persecuted, according to the psychologist Fabio Parigi.

To confirm this, the story of Wasa, the beautiful daughter of the owner of a travelers’ inn, was confronted by the powerful lords of the region, whom she helped as a witness to imprison the two sons of the governor for rogues, which is why Was burned alive without prior process, accused of witch.

In spite of their bad reputation, the dreaded “sabbaths” were not necessarily a demonic and malignant manifestation, but the gathering of people who acted wildly thanks to the ingestion of some hallucinogenic substance. Everything has an explanation in this world.

June 6th 2017 | Entertainment

The origin of Halloween

The origin of Halloween dates back to the ancient pagan festival of Samhain celebrated by the Celtic people more than 2 thousand years ago. The Celts believed that the dead could walk among the living, and during the celebration, the living could visit the dead. However, the Bible teaches that the dead have no conscience at all, so they can not get in touch with the living.

The Bible

The Bible does not mention Halloween. However, about modern customs The Bible warns that there should never be anyone among us who refers to ghosts or spirits, or consult the dead. It also indicates that the practices associated with Halloween are not appropriate because you can not ‘drink the Lord’s cup and the cup of demons’ at the same time.

Halloween costumes

Some books tell that the Celts used macabre disguises so that the spirits confused them with one of theirs and left them in peace, while others offered sweets to the spirits to calm them.

June 6th 2017 | Entertainment

The Wall of Song – Flower of Nothing

The Wall of Song – Flower of Nothing
In the first place needs to be clarified one thing fossilize on the concept of tradition concerning such a group is to go, in any way you turn, off hand, being a lot more expensive context to other peers actually inserted in the vast Roman Lazio last decade. Il Muro del Canto, from my Light where it all began, he realized more than good, causing the Roman dark coming out with The ammazzasette (2012) found a proper balance with the lively step forward Still Laugh (2013) .

Not indeed seems a coincidence that de Fiore anything, their third studio album, also showing why their more introspective, where the feeling of being faced with a crucial turning point seems to be just around the corner and every composition is a challenge for a bearing item such as that of Daniele Coccia. It remains of course the western imagination, on which stand the ride Hello core, which seems to do a burlesque verse in the refrain to Luigi Tenco http://sewa-organtunggaljakarta.blogspot.com, while leaving all expectations to dissipate thanks to interludes slightly gypsies, and similarly the turmoil that characterizes a frantic-looking title track and the dancer and un’andante heart, ordinary but not insignificant Friday, but are no less the angry and mad children like us, a folk that echoes to the country, but especially moved by atmospheres mariachi, in contrast to the noisy and theatrical nature of red Knee, decadent blues that embodies the brief If the wolves will come to the workshop, the intense excursus de snow on Rome, a soul de mejo them which is Latinate yet incattivita and suffocated by the decadent accordion Alessandro Marinelli, if not insistent as much as the more marked as the three, adorned with aggressive conclusive reflections, in the context where the two apexes are represented by the dark Madonna praying blade is capable of capturing, in visceral level and not, revealing himself as one of the most important songs of the group, and make him good company is the romance, staged in an increasingly unbridled tango which leads to the rock, behind When night falls.

However there is also room for Alessandro Pieravanti, drummer now no longer relegated to the sole condition of man from 500 (from L’ammazzasette) even in its unique Item condition brackets, Sunday lunch as you ‘mother, in the narrative of a reunion with the family, conceals an underlying sadness that is also joy,

October 6th 2016 | Entertainment

Music And Machines: Futurism In The Development Of Music

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WHEN Ralf Hutter, figure behind the synthesizer in a group of electronic music Kraftwerk, said: “We are not a musician, we are musical worker” (see video Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany), at that moment we realized that there are irregularities in the relationship between human and electronic musical instruments. By using the term “musical worker”, Hutter seemed describe the presence of a tension between human and musical instruments, especially electronic music – a distinctive sense of tension that usually arise in the context of Master and Servant. However, when dealing with a machine, not a human being who plays the Masters, because after humans gave birth to the machine, a turning point occurred: the bridle out of control and machine civilization which was originally simply an instrument of progress and then ran so fast the human dragging behind him. And the vision of William Butler came true: “Eventually the humans will become a tool for the machine itself, for the sake of progress (and power) on behalf of the machine, man becomes slave.” (Butler in Mack, 1955: 48).

The turning point is known to history as the Industrial Revolution. The word “revolution” itself is a proper description for such a drastic change – not only in the pattern of production, but also in all aspects of life: ranging from lifestyle, art, to the school of thought. Likewise in the context of the music, creating a transition engine presence so obvious, at least in two respects. First, the sound of the engine which resound in everyday life gives a new perception of the music, which, according to Friedrich Blume (1960) “brings a kind of montage that is anti-nature”, and presents music with a new breath (not originating from the personification of nature or music people, two influences that shape the music in general). Second, the engine change the basic relationship between musicians with instruments. If at first the instruments of music works as a translator sound as expected the musician (drums made to produce rhythmic piano to produce melody), while the machine is in contact with the world of music, instrumenlah who became Lord for sound: the musicians are not just another worker who produces sound. As an illustration, see the process of making music performed by a group of German music of the 1970s, Faust or Tangerine Dream: by assembling the various sounds produced by the machine (the electronic technology or other tools, such as saws or lawn mower), they produce a musical composition , In other words, when musicians dealing with machines, exists a fight: man tries to conquer the totalitarian nature of the sound on the machine – with memanusiakannya – through musical composition.

However, pesinggungan between music and the machines have been present long before Kraftwerk eleltronik popularize music to the entire world. By the early 20th century, the fascination of man against machine spawned a movement that is known as the manifesto of futurism in 1909. Celebrations future mechanization has resurfaced in two countries, namely Italy and Russia. However, the works of Russian futurism new music composers can be heard widely after 1950 because of the political context of Russia who was more support in the dissemination of music (classical) conservative. As a result, Italialah better known as a mecca for futurism. Futurism movement in Italy under the command of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, as a form of rejection on ideas and lifestyles of the past at the same celebration on the presence of machinery and mechanization of the future through the industry. This manifesto is not only influential in the development of music, but also gives the characters in literature, poetry, theater, painting, art, architecture too. The main objective manifesto it is renewal in various fields of art by making various adjustments in progress (industries) are present at a rapid rate in Europe at that time. The word “renewal” that are then used as the basis of aesthetic movement futurismenya, as pratella, a musician who is also an Italian futurists once said (pratella in Mack, 1955):

“… Seen from one side, all the great composers such as Palestrina, Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, and others, should actually be called as futurism, because they all are artists who create a variety of renewal.”

Aesthetics futurism generally lead to a “new man” in accordance with the rapid discoveries in the field of technology. On the basis of such a renewal, the manifesto of futurism music raises the fundamental principles, among others: (1) create new music with a spectrum of arbitrary (2) through a deepening which is also arbitrary (3) arbitrariness was generated from independence tempo is absolute in music means dismantling linear (musical architecture) for the sake of an inner perspective and substansialisasi elements (Mack, 1955). In short, music futurist movement has one purpose: to oppose conservative aesthetic form.

September 21st 2016 | Entertainment

Discover The Secrets of a Princess Like No Other

We jual kostum badut with high quality precision. Elsa is a girl seemingly serene, majestic and reserved. In reality, she lives under the weight of a secret power that she keeps in her heart since childhood: to create the snow and ice.

This magnificent polar blue of the dress is degraded, clearer on the top part and dark in the lower part, giving the figure a special sitting. The holding includes a transparent layer with shiny particles as if the fabric was covered with small snowflakes.

Although the light blue dress is the best known Disney Studios dessinèrent him several dresses for the different stages of his life. If the tones are slightly different, it is obviously cool color in all cases.

Did you know ? The animation Elsa hair is formed by no less than 400,000 hair. In contrast, that of Anna uses only 140 000. Rapunzel in Tangled movie does that used 27,000.


To protect his family the power of ice that can stop their heart, Elsa has white gloves she presents to his father until his coronation.


Elsa has the power to dominate the ice. Small already, she thought it was a curse to that required him to be away from his family so as not to hurt them.

Later she will learn to dominate this power and accept that power as a blessing, indeed, she is able to create a snow palace, immerse an entire kingdom in the freezing cold or create a snowman … and here is how is born Olaf, the sympathetic character in the film.

Did you know ?

  1. The name Elsa Elisabeth is a variant means and Noble.
  2. Directed by Chris Buck, Elsa is directly inspired by a Danish tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
  3. Elsa is the most aged princess.
  4. This is the second princess with magical powers after Rapunzel.
  5. This is the only Disney princess who is also Queen.
  6. Rapunzel, Anna, and Elsa are the only Disney princess “Disney Infinity,” and all three appear in the film of The Snow Queen. Here is the moment when Anna sings For the First Time in Forever: The castle doors open and appear Rapunzel and Eugene.

How To Dress up as Elsa the Snow Queen

There are a series of suits with features and different trim levels.

Want to see what suit you? Go and see this tutorial kostum badut and makeup, you will see the holding of a small model absolutely adorable.

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August 29th 2016 | Entertainment, Fashion