Halloween, you'd not be surprised to know, is my favourite holiday. - J. K. Rowling. This startling book reveals the secret history of Halloween. Its findings are unexpected and occasionally controversial. Halloween was not the ""Celtic Festival of the Dead"" - far from the claims of druid sacrifice and blood rites, the feis of Samain was in fact marked by notorious revels of drinking and feasting. The dead were actually brought to 31st October by the later Christian festivals of All Saints and All Souls. Ancient monuments including British standing stone circles and pyramids in Egypt and South America were aligned to the rising of the star constellation of the Pleiades - at October's end. The most famous of the Scottish witch trials centered on an alleged plot to assassinate King James VI, hatched at a Halloween night witches sabbat. Irish and Scottish customs and superstitions travelled with emigration to America. Halloween rites described in an 18th century poem by Robert Burns survived into 20th century America and today's trick or treating is an evolution of Scots guising. Halloween has its origins in Scotland. The huge success of the Harry Potter novels has coincided with the unprecedented rise in Halloween's popularity and the mainstream acceptance of modern witchcraft. All three have been attacked by the Fundamentalist Religious Right, which seeks to have them banned from American schools and communities.
- Brand: Brand: FAB Press
- ASIN: 1903254124
Christmas Tradition Candy Suck It Toddler T-shirt Funny Christmas Kids Black 4T
Christmas Tradition Candy Suck It Toddler T-shirt Funny Christmas Kids Black
Product Details: 5.3 oz. pre-shrunk 100% cotton. Seamless three-quarter inch collar Tearaway label. Taped neck and shoulders. Double-needle stitched neckline sleeves and bottom hem. Only size 2T side seamed. Quarter-turned. CPSIA Tracking Label Compliant. Washing Recommendations: Wash inside-out | Cold Water | Low Tumble Dry. Return Policy: If you are not satisfied with your purchase please contact with us within 30 days of delivery date. Please do not forget Zexpa Apparel more than happy to make you satisfied with your purchase.
- Color: Black
- Brand: Zexpa Apparel
- ASIN: B0773XWH6J
Bueer Wedding Bridal Lace Garter Set Keepsake Toss Tradition Vintage, 2pc (01-ivory)
HAIXIA Throw Blanket Christmas Handmade Xmas Balls Italian Tradition Symbolic Noel Time Yule Purple Green
HAIXIA Throw Blanket Christmas Handmade Xmas Balls Italian Tradition Symbolic Noel Time Yule Purple
HAIXIA blanket features a finely softness and elegance with a rich and inviting velvet plush feeling.Exquisite manufacturing process,tight stitching.NO pilling,no fading,no smelling,no wrinkling,no shedding or shrinking,holds up nicely after every use/wash.
- Color: Multi2
- Brand: HAIXIA
- ASIN: B078B549FX
Unisex Pumpkin Heart Halloween Baseball Cap Yarn-Dyed Denim Hat Adjustable Snapback Outdoor Sports Cap
Unisex Pumpkin Heart Halloween Baseball Cap Yarn-Dyed Denim Hat Adjustable Snapback Outdoor Sports
Not Only Practical But Also Fashionable.Unique Style Is Your Hat For Wherever You Go.Protect Your Hair From Confusion When You Do Sports.Your Cap Is Also Good Match For Your Clothes.
- Color: Navy
- Brand: Bosb-00
- ASIN: B075FVKJ7Z
- UPC: 063880022203
The Hallowed Eve: Dimensions of Culture in a Calendar Festival in Northern Ireland (Irish Literature, History, and Culture)
The Hallowed Eve: Dimensions of Culture in a Calendar Festival in Northern Ireland (Irish Literature, History, and
In Northern Ireland, Halloween is such a major celebration that it is often called the Irish Christmas. A day of family reunions, meals, and fun, Halloween brings people of all ages together with rhyming, storytelling, family fireworks, and community bonfires. Perhaps most important, it has become a day that transcends the social conflict found in this often troubled nation. Through the extensive use of interviews, The Hallowed Eve offers a fascinating look at the various customs, both past and present, that mark the celebration of the holiday. Looking through the lenses of gender, ethnicity, and religious affiliation, Jack Santino examines how the traditions exist in a nonthreatening, celebratory way to provide a model of how life could be in Northern Ireland. Halloween, concludes Santino, is a marriage of death and life, a joining of cultural opposites: indoor and outdoor, domesticity and wildness, male and female, old and young. Although current folk and popular traditions can be divisive, Halloween in Northern Ireland is universally considered to belong to everyone, regardless of their background or political leanings. The holiday is a dramatic example of how a community comes together one day a year, and these Northern Irish traditions capture the fundamental and everyday dimensions of life in Ulster.
- Brand: Santino Jack
- ASIN: 0813192455
Old World Christmas Miniature Ghost Glass Blown Ornament
Old World Christmas Miniature Ghost Glass Blown
Halloween has its origins in the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year, when spirits were allowed to return to earth to visit. Christianity incorporated this into All Hallow s Eve, Oct. 31, prior to All Saints Day. The Irish brought Halloween to America in the 184s, with the tradition of dressing in costumes and playing pranks in the hope of keeping evil spirits away.
- Brand: Old World Christmas
- ASIN: B001C4ESJM
- UPC: 729343260260
Irish Halloween for Kids
Irish Halloween for
Irish Halloween traditions, games and food for children and young adults. Everything you want to know about Halloween in Ireland long ago (including fairies, the Banshee and the Pooka) and how it has come down to us today. Fun games to play on the night, and recipes including delicious traditional Irish 'barmbrack'.Illustrations by Cristina, aged 10.
- ASIN: B005W33C7I
Dishonor on You Mug, Funny Mug, Checklist Mug, Coffee Cup, Dishonor on Your Cow, Kids Mug, Unique Mugs, Gift for Children
Dishonor on You Mug, Funny Mug, Checklist Mug, Coffee Cup, Dishonor on Your Cow, Kids Mug, Unique Mugs, Gift for
- 11oz ceramic white mug - Design printed on both sides of mug - Text printed in black - Design professionally and permanently printed on the mug - Hand-wash recommended to preserve the longevity of the printing - Dishwasher safe (top rack only) & microwave safe - Choose the quantity that you need! **Colors on actual product may differ slightly from colors on the computer monitor.
- Color: White
- Brand: Anna Flora
- ASIN: B075F1CZ5V
Handmade Portable Storage Baskets Handlevintage Suitable For Families Picnic,shopping,gift Wrapping,egg Basket,fruit Basket.
Handmade Portable Storage Baskets Handlevintage Suitable For Families Picnic,shopping,gift Wrapping,egg Basket,fruit
Picnic Baskets#Picnic Baskets 2#6 Features: - Strong woven wicker basket,durable in use. - Fits into many rooms of the house for organizing all types of items. - Spot clean baskets and hand or machine wash the removable liners. - Suitable for families picnic,shopping,gift wrapping,egg basket,fruit basket. - Use them for diapers,lotions,baby blankets, small toys and books,and more! - Liners may be removed from the baskets and hand or machine washed in cold water gentle cycle,and air dry or tumble dry low or no heat. Specification: Material: Wicker+Cloth+Imitation leather button Size: 400x265x310mm(LxWxH) Color: As shown Package Included: 1x Picnic Basket
- Color: as description
- Brand: Picnic Baskets
- ASIN: B06XVXV7TB
- UPC: 642147422743