Ah, you can feel it in the air. Its getting colder, the days are getting shorter, that only means one thing. BRACE YOURSELVES. Halloween is Coming. That is correct – Halloween is afoot! Are you ready? We all enjoy this holiday (if you don’t, you should!) its fun, you get to dress up and pretend your something else for a while, or eat a ton of candy, or even play jokes on people with scary halloween props – the fun is everywhere, get in the spirit! If you have never thought of it before, where exactly did Halloween come from? It is quite interesting.
The History of Halloween
Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of its original title “All Hallows’ Evening“), also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31, the eve before the Western Christian feast of All Hallows. According to some scholars, All Hallows’ Eve initially incorporated traditions from pagan harvest festivals and festivals honoring the dead, particularly the Celtic Samhain; other scholars maintain that the feast originated entirely independently of Samhain.
Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (also known as “guising”), attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
The word Halloween was first used in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows’-Even (“evening”), that is, the night before All Hallows’ Day. Although the phrase All Hallows’ is found in Old English (ealra hālgena mæssedæg, mass-day of all saints), All-Hallows-Even is itself not seen until 1556.
Click on that wiki link for even more halloween history interestingness.. On with the show! Today we are celebrating Halloween by showcasing some really awesome artworks from many different artists that really nailed the spirit of halloween in their art. We have awesome digital art, paintings, all the way to costume design and ridiculously cool Makeup art! We even have some halloween posters in there too! Whatever you are working on this month I hope you take the time out to enjoy the holidays and get a little halloween spirit in you (or put some halloween spirit in your work!) Whatever you are working on, I hope that you Enjoy!
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