Some British Traditions

December 19th, 2012

To appease the spirits, the inhabitants of villages and small towns kindled in the streets Bonfires and exhibited various treats. And in this day of harvest chose the most beautiful pumpkins to turn them into lamps. Removed from the fruit of a heart, carved on the walls of the eyes, nose and mouth, and inside the resulting head inserted a lighted candle. All this construction is called a Jack-o-lanterns (Jack-Lantern) and is a reminder about the hero of Irish legend, who managed to cheat the devil and keep him from his soul. But life is not sinful Jack allowed to go to heaven, and the Day of Judgement he must roam the world, illuminating a path made of pumpkins and lanterns.

Ancient traditions handed down from generation to generation, and even after treatment of Ireland, Britain and France in Christian Celts did not forget about the holiday end of the summer and early winter. Return to active celebration of Halloween was in the IX century, when Pope Gregory III announced the transfer of All Saints' Day from May 13 to November 1. The Night Before holiday called All Hallows Even (Evening All Saints), or abbreviated – Halloween. Now Halloween is one of the most popular European holiday, was celebrated in Russia. Young people gladly took the opportunity to don the costumes of ghosts, monsters and other evil characters, fun at parties, and, of course, to present your loved ones unique gifts. The most popular souvenirs for Halloween are different variations on a theme pumpkin.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 9:09 pm and is filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.