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Halloween Category

Halloween – Traditions from Around the World

HalloweenIn many places around the world, today marks the celebration of Halloween.

From trick or treating to pumpkin carving and fancy dress costumes, Halloween is observed in a surprising variety of different ways. In some countries, huge festivals take place, while in others the celebration is marked through more sedate, religious customs.

We take a look at some of the most interesting traditions worldwide. (more…)

Halloween 2013

HalloweenIn modern tradition we celebrate Halloween as a children’s holiday, surrounding ourselves with make believe ghosts and ghouls without going too far into that “other world.” But if you believe there’s more to Halloween than dressing up and eating sweets then you’re right.

Originally, Halloween was a festival remembering the dead and celebrating the world of the supernatural. With this came many superstitions, rituals and traditions, some of which are still practised to this day. Inevitably, Halloweens close links with the paranormal gives it strong psychic importance.

Ghosts and spirits are part of the fun of Halloween, and traditionally the holiday is a great time for communicating with those beyond the grave. It is thought that the “veil” (psychic barrier) between dimensions is thinnest at this time, allowing the living to have increased intuition and abilities. As this spiritual gate opens, many people may feel more sensitive and open to the higher realms, and if you are looking to develop your psychic skills the energy at this time of year makes it the perfect time to get practising.

Activities such as Psychometry, dowsing, and card readings all work great with the energy of Halloween. Many people take advantage of the hours between October 31st and November 2nd to reconnect with lost loved ones, as messages flow over effortlessly making spiritual readings especially productive. If you’re psychic skills aren’t as developed as you’d like, why not contact Best Mediums and use their knowledge and experience to help you reach out to the other side. (more…)

Why are pumpkins part of Halloween?

PumpkinsThe traditional colours of red and green are always associated with Christmas, just as much as the familiar black and orange pumpkin colours are associated with Halloween, but why are pumpkins part of Halloween celebrations? To answer this we need to go right back to the how Halloween started, although it is traditionally an American holiday that some may say has been over commercialised it was actually Irish immigrants that first took Halloween to America. Over 700,000 of them were displaced due to the potato famine in the nineteenth century. Part of the Irish Halloween celebrations was the Jack O Lantern, which was traditionally carved from a turnip, potato or beet. (more…)