The American version of Halloween originates from the Celtic celebration of Samhain
(pronounced sow – in) which is a Druidic festival devised to celebrate the end of the harvest. As with a lot of Celtic lore, faeries were thought to be extremely active at this time as they ushered in the winter.
Celts believed that on the night before the “new year”, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred; they get much closer. On the night of October 31, they celebrate Samhain. It was on this day that they believe the ghosts of the dead returned to Earth causing trouble and damaging crops.
Celts felts that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids – Celtic
priests – to make predictions about their future. For a people totally dependent on the natural world, which was quite volatile, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark and dangerous winter.
During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes – typically consisting of animal heads and skins – and they tried to tell each other’s fortunes. They would build huge sacred bonfires where people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices and offerings to their Celtic deities.
When the celebration was over, they re-lit the fires in their hearths which they had put out earlier that evening. The fires would be re-lit with flame from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.
Now, let’s start organizing your Halloween celebrations, after all you’ve got to make sure that your venue or home is decorated accordingly. You have so many options available to you with Halloween decorations such as hanging bats, spider webs and witches, which will undoubtedly raise the atmosphere of your party. And if you are really up for the challenge, you could even create a haunted house to supercharge the Halloween fun for your family and guests!
To ensure you get it right, your Halloween celebrations should be an event that is planned with military precision – from the costumes to your decorations.
There are plenty of creative Halloween dishes available to help you turn this Halloween holiday into the best ever. For your convenience there are a multitude of Halloween items available online to allow you to shop in the comfort of your own home.
In this report, we have compiled a list of the top 30 Halloween Costumes for Men available online to help you get started on a spooktastic Halloween.