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Chick or Treat ?

October has nearly gone and Halloween is approaching …...our kids are preparing hollow pumpkins and theme costumes.....but do you know exactly where it all comes from ?

Let me give you some interesting piece of information I myself have just found out …...

Halloween is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.

Typical contemporary festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating , attending costume parties, decorating, and carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows' Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although in other locations, these solemn customs are less pronounced in favor of a more commercial and secular celebration.

So this is the origin …...Halloween and All Saints' Eve, the religious and secular side of this traditional celebration taking place in most countries of the western world.

What jewels have in common with Halloween ? Nothing I believe ...but we just could not refrain from talking about it ….

it's everywhere now..... in the shops - from bakeries, to libraries and passing through decoration stores and even hair-dressers - in school and nurseries, in television and cinema.....who is not fascinated by the gothic, dark, amusing, funny simbologies related to the event ?

...and thinking well about it we do have some Brusi jewels in the Halloween mood ....enjoy!!!


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