Halloween or Hallowe’en (/, , /; a contraction of “All Hallows‘ Evening“),also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It initiates the triduum of Hallowmas, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other academics maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots. Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related “guising” or “trunk-or-treating“), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. – – more Read CLICK
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So you know ThatKellieGirl is getting her Easter bonnet ready for Resurrection Sunday! Coming from a long line of women who have donned Easter hats, I shouldn’t have been suprised when I became hooked on Easter hats last year ! It was the first time I wore a Easter hat so I wore the traditional Easter hat with – - Read more…
Okay, I know this is a few hours late if you’re living on the East Coast, but here is my four days until Christmas post. Did you get that? Christmas is only FOUR days away. If any of you are anything like me you have yet to mail out your Christmas cards. eek. So on the fourth day before Christmas The Blue Suede Shoe gave to you 4 calling e-cards (for those loved ones who live too far away to get your snail mail card before the 25th) – - more info
Sculptor Ray Villafane works with a variety of mediums, but his intricate pumpkin carvings are far and away the most popular of all. Since he began carving pumpkins over a decade ago, Ray has appeared on the CBS Evening News, Martha Stewart Show, and was invited to carve pumpkins at the White House. Ray has also won two back-to-back Food Network Challenges with his incredible pumpkin art. Click through the gallery to see more of Ray’s “gordgeous” pumpkins.