Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween Pumpkin Walkabout

Unique Pumpkin Carvings Photo Collection
Halloween... Each of these pumpkins were showcased in town and were carved / decorated by the shop owners. They are so creative and fun.

So, where does the name Halloween come from, I found this information on the internet, 
Originally spelled Hallowe'en, it is a contraction of All Hallows Even, meaning the day before All Hallows Day (better known today as All Saints Day), a Catholic holiday commemorating Christian saints and martyrs observed since the early Middle Ages on November 1. (directly quoted from
I guess there is no definitive answer for how Halloween came about, but this is one thought.
Unique Pumpkin Carvings

Several sources say that it dates back to the Celts who believed that on October 31st the spirits of the dead walk the earth / come out of their tombs. They would do things to frighten the ghosts like wearing scary costumes and lighting fires. They also had lucky foods that they ate like apples and nuts.
Unique Pumpkin Carvings

Many of the things we associate with Halloween are from the Celts. Black is the color of winter and long nights and Orange is the color of the harvest. Black cats were thought to have special powers (makes me want to do something on superstitions).
Unique Pumpkin Carvings

This Celtic tradition was married with the Christian practices after the Romans invaded. In the Christian tradition, November 1st was All Saints' Day (All Hallows' Day). The mass that the Catholic Church celebrated on November 1st was the mass of all the hallowed (saintly people). So, this meant that October 31st was All Hallows' Eve which later became Halloween.
Unique Pumpkin Carvings

I hope you've enjoyed these pumpkins, I only wish all of my photos had come out, they were fun to see and the kids had a great time!

Happy Halloween!

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I hope you have a wonderful day!
Antonella Quilling Art


Ann said...

No matter where it originated you gotta love a day that candy is a big part of :)

bev said...

I love the carved pumpkins...great art! Thank you for sharing Antonella! I, too, agree with Ann "gotta love a day that candy is a big part of".

Susan@Organized31 said...

What creative pumpkin designs! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.


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