Friday, October 29, 2010

greetings from the ferocious tigress

"Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced "sah-win"). The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops.The festival would frequently involve bonfires. It is believed that the fires attracted insects to the area which attracted bats to the area. These are additional attributes of the history of Halloween. Masks and consumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them." ~ source: 

This is a 1915 halloween photo of college boys in costume (Source: clotho98). I also found some vintage halloween greeting cards, decos, photos of 1800s to 1960s. It's fun to know how the celebration of halloween evolved from  it's Celtic origin up to the 21st century. 

Meanwhile, Googs and I bought some marshmallows and sweets for our spooky couch potatoing later. I envy her semestral break, hahah. I may not still be able to dvd marathon and the images in my head need further hands-on attention and i am ecstatic about it. More to draw, yay! But i must do pending homeworks and reading studies first to catch up with the lectures the ugly flu took from me.

Okay, i tried my best to look ferocious, but i still ended up looking teeny. How many times i have to say i'm a tiger while people call me a cat. Fine, i'm a cub (am demoted hahah). Or yea, Josie of Josie and the Pussycats is okay with me. >:P 

Happy Halloween! 
Rawr! >:Z 

No comments:

Post a Comment