Friday, October 29, 2010

All-Hallows-Eve


When the winds are howling and darkness falls remember this.....the Celtics called this day Samhain which is old Irish and means "summers end".


It marks the end of the "lighter half" of the year and starts the "darker half" of the year.


The Celts believed that the border between this world and the otherworld became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits, both harmless and harmful, to pass through.


It is believed that the wearing of costumes and masks could ward off the harmful spirits.


So don your best costume to keep the spooks at bay!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

All tomb pictures are mine taken in New Orleans, the bunny is courtesy of Anne Geddes.

8 comments:

Mona Thompson said...

Just love that scary rabbit! How did your painting go? did you get that door painted black this weekend?

eddieross said...

Gorgeous photographs! Thanks for the celtic tale too!

E+J

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

I did not know any of this. Thanks for the education. Cute Bunny... have a great Halloween.

Tatieva said...

Oh oh, so cute ce petit bébé en lapin tout doux au sommeil si paisible, je fonds de douceur...
Thank u !

parisapartment said...

Oooh the baby is too much! That's the kind of Halloween I like!

Design Elements said...

so cute tha last image! happy halloween!

Greet said...

Interesting to know!!
Happy Halloween!
xx
Greet

stacystyle said...

I had no idea about that! Love it!

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