An Ancient festival known as Samhain which is derived from Old Irish and means roughly "summer's end. The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the "lighter half" of the year and beginning of the "darker half". The veal beween worlds is thin, allowing spirits to pass through. One's families ancestors were honoured and invited home whilst harmful spirits were warded off. It is believed that the need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks. Hence Halloween as we know it, Parties and trick-o-treating!
I have a few Etsy Favs to share w/ you
Handmade Folk Art Witch art doll OOAK polymer clay Beatrice:
Ignis Fatuus, Jack of the swamps:
Brooms from http://BROOMCHICK.etsy.com
One of my most favorite artist on etsy
The Coven - Original Acrylic Painting:
Whatever you do on Halloween have a great time and be safe.
Remember to brush your teeth!!