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Halloween Specials

Browse My arts and craft collection of handmade beaded Halloween Specials design, for versatile use as mobile phone accessory, hang on bag accessory and some even double as pendants, earrings, charms and more.

What Is Halloween?

The word Halloween is from Hallowe'en (1. According to the Irish English dictionary published by the Irish Texts Society: the Night of the Winter Calends, signalizing the close of harvest and the initiation of the winter season, lasting till May 2. Scottish Gaelis Dictionary defines it as Hallowtide. The Feast of All Soula. end of summer.). This is a contraction of All Hallows Eve, or the night before the 'All Hallows', also called 'All Hallowmas', or 'All Saints', or 'All Souls' Day. In old English the word 'Hallow' meant 'sanctify'.

Some History on Halloween Festival!

The festival was first celebrated on February 21, the end of the Roman year. In the 7th century, Pope Boniface IV introduced All Saints' Day to replace the pagan festival of the dead on May 13. Later, Gregory III changed the date to November 1.

Despite this connection with the Roman Church, the American version of Halloween Day celebration owes its origin to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). 

The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. To them, this day marked the end of summer, harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, that was often associated with death. Celts believed that on the night of October 31, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred, it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future which were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.

During the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins and attempts to make prophecies. After the celebration, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.

By A.D. 43, Romans had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years of rule on the Celtic lands, two festivals Feralia (commemorated the passing of the dead) and Pomona (Roman goddess of fruit and trees), were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain.

By the 800s, Christianity influence had spread into Celtic lands. In the seventh century, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints' Day, a time to honor saints and martyrs. It is widely believed today that the pope was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday. The celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints' Day) and the night before it, the night of Samhain, began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween. Even later, in A.D. 1000, the church would make November 2 All Souls' Day, a day to honor the dead. It was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels, and devils. Together, the three celebrations, the eve of All Saints', All Saints', and All Souls', were called Hallowmas.

My art work of Beaded Halloween theme creations:

Halloween Bat Pendant

Halloween Bat Earring

Black Cat Earring

Halloween Cat Head

Halloween Bat Halloween Bat Earrings Halloween Black Cat Halloween Cat Head
Ghost Earring
Ghost Pendant
Halloween Ghost Charm
Halloween Ghost Earring
Ghost Earrings Halloween Ghost Earrings Halloween Ghost Charm Halloween Ghost Earring
Halloween Ghost Pendant
Halloween Skull Earring
Halloween Skull Pendant
Halloween Witch Earring
halloween ghost pendant Skull Earrings halloween skull pendant Witch Earrings
Beaded Halloween Pumpkin Beaded Skull Beaded Witch Charm Witch Charm
3D Beaded Halloween Pumpkin 3D Beaded Skull 3D Beaded Witch Charm 3D Witch Charm
Halloween Pumpkin Charm
3D Halloween Pumpkin Charm

Beaded Necklace Beaded Brooch Beaded Ring Beaded Pendant
Beaded Accessory Beaded Bracelet
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