The Halloween Event – A Festival To Treat Or Curse?
The Halloween Event:
Halloween is a traditional, religious and cultural festival of Christians. It has transcended from the older times and to this date this festival has its roots in the modern culture. Celebrated at end of summers on al hollows eve, it is the funniest yet the most mysterious festival of Christian community. Halloween is celebrated on 31 October the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It is that time of the year when evenings are short and the nights are cold, dark and breezy. Initially it was a day dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Within Al hallow tide, the traditional focus of All Hallows’ Eve revolves around the theme of using
“Humor and ridicule to confront the power of death”~Source.
This festival brings smiles to the children’s face but that does not employ that the elder ones stay indoors as this modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy. No matter how old this cultural practice may be, it is still celebrated with all the passion, zeal and enthusiasm. Modern day Halloween far from being a festival focused on the negative side of death and souls in purgatory is now embracing a fun side which is revealed in throughout various countries worldwide. The core idea of Halloween are still followed and enjoyed the same way as they initially started. Just like 2000 years ago the Halloween is celebrated by costuming, by gaming, tricking, treating and telling scary ghost stories to each other.
The Halloween Event – A festival to treat or curse?
On the Halloween night people dress themselves up in the scariest and the haunted style with face paintings and other costumes like masks and all. The children play and disguise themselves in the most unexpected costumes. This festival is all about enjoying and gaming. In the past, people – adults and children alike have come up with the unique ideas of celebration. Not only people, even the food items are all decorated and shaped in different creatures and frightening styles. No doubt that this event calls for courage, creativity and interests.
Apparently it seems that Halloween is obsessed with ghosts, goblins and ghouls, it also reflects the fascination about these spooky things of this modern time. People all around the world are very much interested in different paranormal activities and also we people watch, listen and read about these supernatural creatures so, the celebration of Halloween is just another way to manifest as well as fulfill this human desire.
You will be surprised to know that just before the Halloween comes, the markets are all filled up with different unique and inspired costumes. During this time This Halloween season is also a treat for marketers. It has be estimated that an average American family spends around 80 $ on Halloween decoration. During this time even the markets and other public places are decorated with different dark and scary themes. The environment around gives us a sense of fear and enjoyment both.
During the recent times people often take their inspiration from different fiction novels of English literature. The different characters of famous harry potter series, twilight saga series, turn of the screw and Dracula etc. are very often seen during this time. Since this festival has its regional roots therefore it is almost celebrated by everyone. If you seek my advice for the upcoming Halloween I would suggest trying out some new colors and styles. For example this season instead of buying ready to wear suit you can have your customized outfit. Just because winters are coming over, you should try select fabrics that are a little warmer. The long cloaks and pointed witch hats are a must for this year. Instead of traditional black and red, use green and indigo color themes.
Coming on to the makeup part I would suggest on putting up a cream before applying makeup. Your make should be light but you should try out some expressions like high eye brows or whiskers etc. As for your hair do keep it very detail and interesting. You hairstyle should reflect your concentration towards your theme.
FAQ: Still why a lot of people are against it ?
No matter how interestingly we plan this event but there are a few people who consider that celebrating Halloween is somehow unethical. They are of the opinion that this event teaches us bad behavior, lies and is highly rude. They are of the opinion that the tradition idea of Halloween is far different than what we are practicing now. According to them it is sheer wastage of time and money. Also those too much of makeup that we do on Halloween is also harmful and injurious to our health. There have been many cases where under the Halloween disguise people mistreat each other.
So, the choice is yours.
Happy Halloween to all the people out there 🙂 Have a treat!