The month of October is upon us, which for many means last minute shopping for costumes, sweets for trick or treaters and of course pumpkins to carve.
The tradition of carving faces into vegetables dates to the Celts. As part of their autumnal celebration, they wanted to light the way to their homes for the good spirits, so they carved faces into vegetables such as turnips and squash. A light was placed within the hollowed out vegetable.
It is already that time of the year where our homes are filled with ugly and scary Halloween decorations which look so fun and creative. Just imagine taking a dead flower bed and sticking tombstones in it to make it look like a graveyard! Happy Halloween!! There are so many ways to decorate for Halloween. […]
Besides Thanksgiving, Halloween is one of these celebrations that is pictured around the world as truly American. They certainly celebrate it in style across the Atlantic.
Long established in Ireland, the UK and the US, it would be fair to say that Halloween is not quite as widely celebrated in France as abroad. However, change is afoot, albeit slowly, and each year more events crop up for young and old alike to celebrate the autumnal feast. We’ve made a round-up of […]
“That’s good luck for you for the whole year!” were my Grandma’s words when I almost broke my teeth biting into a silver coin hidden in her freshly backed Barmbrack on Halloween in Ireland when I was 8. Thankfully my teeth lived to tell the tale and, as far as I can remember, it was […]
Terrifying and cultivating, Halloween must be celebrated in Paris!