As time passed way, the autumn is coming; it’s meaning 2011 Halloween also will come. As we all know, Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
So it’s Halloween time, and that means pumpkin carving time. Carving a pumpkin is the main event for young and old alike. Buying online can save you both time and money. This is just as true when shopping for Halloween decorations. You can browse thousands of props and decorations in just minutes without having spent all afternoon driving to multiple brick and mortar stores. Here are some articles to help you make your purchasing decision.
Development of artifacts and symbols associated with Halloween formed over time. For instance, the carving of jack-o'-lanterns springs from the souling custom of carving turnips into lanterns as a way of remembering the souls held in purgatory. The turnip has traditionally been used in Ireland and Scotland at Halloween, but immigrants to North America used the native pumpkin, which are both readily available and much larger – making them easier to carve than turnips. The American tradition of carving pumpkins is recorded in 1837 and was originally associated with harvest time in general, not becoming specifically associated with Halloween until the mid-to-late 19th century.
The imagery of Halloween is derived from many sources, including national customs, works of Gothic and horror literature (such as the novels Frankenstein and Dracula), and classic horror films (such as Frankenstein and The Mummy).Among the earliest works on the subject of Halloween is from Scottish poet John Mayne in 1780, who made note of pranks at Halloween; "What fearfu' pranks ensue!", as well as the supernatural associated with the night, "Bogies" (ghosts), influencing Robert Burns' Halloween 1785. Elements of the autumn season, such as pumpkins, corn husks, and scarecrows, are also prevalent. Homes are often decorated with these types of symbols around Halloween.
Halloween imagery includes themes of death, evil, the occult, or mythical monsters.Black and orange are the holiday's traditional colors.
Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Over time, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities, and generic archetypes such as ninjas and princesses. Dressing up in costumes and going "guising" was prevalent in Scotland at Halloween by the late 19th century. Costuming became popular for Halloween parties in the US in the early 20th century, as often for adults as for children. The first mass-produced Halloween costumes appeared in stores in the 1930s when trick-or-treating was becoming popular in the United States.
Halloween parties are fun for both kids and adults. Plan your Halloween party early to make it a big success. Halloween costume parties generally fall on, or around, 31 October, often falling on the Friday or Saturday prior to Halloween. The Internet has made shopping faster and given the buyer many more choices. This is especially try for costumes with several costume “super-stores” offering thousands of different costumes. So we are get ready now, and there have many kinds costume and masks on our website ( www.tradehong.com ). How about your guys? Are you getting ready for your 2011 Halloween party?