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ORIGINS OF HALLOWEEN

Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. 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. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

FUTURE PREDICTIONS

In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter. To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes. When the celebration was over, 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 43 A.D., the Roman Empire had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain. The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple, and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of “bobbing” for apples that is practiced today on Halloween.

ALL SAINTS DAY

On May 13, 609 A.D., Pope Boniface IV dedicated the Pantheon in Rome in honor of all Christian martyrs, and the Catholic feast of All Martyrs Day was established in the Western church. Pope Gregory III later expanded the festival to include all saints as well as all martyrs, and moved the observance from May 13 to November 1.

By the 9th century the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands, where it gradually blended with and supplanted the older Celtic rites. In 1000 A.D., the church would make November 2 All Souls’ Day, a day to honor the dead. It’s widely believed today that the church was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related church-sanctioned holiday.

All Souls Day was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels and devils. The All Saints Day celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day) and the night before it, the traditional night of Samhain in the Celtic religion, began to be called All-Hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.

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Halloween Skull 2017 by FTMakeup London

Halloween Skull 2017 by FTMakeup London

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Ruuby Melting Skeleton 2 by FTMakeup London

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Ruuby Melting Skeleton 1 by FTMakeup London

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AWARD WINNING FREELANCE MAKEUP ARTIST 07985 179 315-Freelance Makeup artist Fiona Tanner has 16 years experience in makeup artistry and 12 in hair. I work with a loyal, hand picked selection of M.A.C. trained Hair and Makeup artists in London; all experienced in bridal, asian bridal, TV/Film and Fashion available for any service at my disposal. My Recent credits include the Adobe Summit featuring Felix Baumgartner, (the worlds highest free-fall from space). Back Stage at the O2 for the Backstreet Boys and NKOTB, Princess Noura of Saudi Arabia, Jedward, and Rupert Friend. For a full profile visit www.freelancemakeupartist.london ( PRO SITE)With a background in art and design; I was head hunted for M.A.C. Cosmetics and gained best newcomer. (MAC UK AWARDS 2005/06) Since leaving M.A.C Cosmetics in 2007, I have been working as a freelance makeup artist in Wedding Hair and Makeup London based and in TV/Film, Music, Advertising, Fashion, Editorial and Catwalk. CLICK ON FOLLOWING SERVICES:BRIDAL / ASIAN BRIDAL HAIR AND MAKEUP / MAKEUP LESSONS / VINTAGE HAIR AND MAKEUPHAIR AND BEAUTY-NAILS / BRAZILIAN BLOW DRYS/ SHELLAC/ GEL/ EYELASH EXTENSIONSEVENTS & COSTUME FANCY DRESS/ HALLOWEEN/ SFX/ DRAG MAKEUP

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