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Halloween 2016

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Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating.

I never was a big fan of trick-or-treating until last year, when my nieces and nephew arrived to New Zealand. They love it, so I do. It is so much fun…No…not because of the lollies and sweets –  it is fun to dress up..it is fun to see the faces of other kids, opening the doors and getting scared, intrigued, wishing to join you. It’s lovely, when adults illuminate their houses, welcoming the kids. Such a pity, that most of us are getting more and more private, preferring to hide away from some real life activities behind the closed curtains.

Pic 1 – My niece & nephew; Pic 2 – My niece & I, Pic 3 – My 2 nieces, Pic 4 – My nephew

The make up was made by my older niece, she is sooooo talented, when she is not lazy..lol

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