HALLOWEEN, AN ANNUAL CELEBRATION.
WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT CELEBRATE?
From the Seasonal Artistry Collection Mix of Green, Orange and Lavender Roses. Wrapped in a lavender and chartreuse net, comes in a black sophisticated and chic cylinder. Cute and easy to fit in a Halloweenie desk. Spiders crawling over the haunted flowers.
The word itself "Halloween" has its origins in the Catholic Church. It comes from "All Hollows Day" or "All Saints Day", which was an annual observance celebrated on November 1st in honor of the saints. But, in the 5th century BC, in Celtic Ireland, summer officially ended on October 31st. The day was called "Samhain", or the Celtic New Year.
Spiders Trick Paradise
From the Seasonal Artistry Collection. Happy Halloween! Birds of Paradise with purples larkspur and orange mini roses, arrive in the black boat of the underworld, spiders have been trapped inside to fashion the scary look.
During Samhain, it was thought that the division between the living world and the dead world became extremely thin during this time, allowing the dead to come back to the world in search of their bodies, and allowing the dead to co-mingle with the living!!
In an effort to keep from becoming possessed, the villagers would dress up in all sorts of ghoulish costumes and parade around town making all kinds of loud noise to frighten away the spirits that were looking for bodies to possess.
From the Seasonal Artistry Collection. Happy Halloween! Yellow and Orange Cushion Proteas with fall accents, , hanging skeletons from black poles create a spooky and ghostly scenario
The custom of trick-or-treating appears to have come from the 9th century European custom of "souling". On November 2nd, (All Souls Day), early Christians would walk from village to village begging for soul cakes, made out of square pieces of bread with currants. The more soul cakes the beggars would receive, the more prayers they would promise to say on behalf of the dead relatives of the donors.
Halloween may have begun as a mix of ancient Celtic practices, Catholic religious rituals and European folk traditions that today have evolved into a more secular, community-based children's holiday.
Haunted wild roses...Happy Halloween!
From the Seasonal Artistry Collection Orange Unique Roses trapped in a spiders web, creepy bushes and bats. Arrive in a black traditional vase to complete the Halloween stance.
So, however you celebrate it.................
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!Bibliography: Encycloflora. Encyclopedia of Floral Design. By Teleflora
In the Company of Flowers. By Ron Morgan
Floral Design: Flowers by Pouparina