Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!


 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

From Wiki:  "Making jack-o'-lanterns at Halloween may also have sprung from Samhain and Celtic beliefs. Turnip lanterns, sometimes with faces carved into them, were made on Samhain in the 19th century in parts of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands. As well as being used to light one's way while outside on Samhain night, they may also have been used to represent the spirits/fairies and/or to protect oneself and one's home from them."

I remember my Granda telling me just how hard it is to carve a turnip lantern!

Have a safe and fun Halloween!


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4 comments:

MCW said...

A turnip lantern? Ha. Have a Happy Halloween!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Oh I'd never make it through a turnip!
Pumpkins challenge my carving skills.

Happy Halloween!

Kathleen Lisson said...

Happy Halloween!

High Heeled Life said...

Happy Halloween! The little Prince must be over the moon excited to get dressed up. xo HHL