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John Carpenter

by yudaica2013 ·

The ancient Britons had a similar festival known as Calan Gaeaf. In the Samhain was celebrated the end of the harvest season in the Celtic culture and was seen as the "Celtic New Year, which began with the dark season. The ancient Celts believed that the line joining this world with the Underworld narrowed with the advent of Samhain, perminitendo the spirits (both benevolent and malevolent) pass through. The family's ancestors were honored guests and while they were away harmful spirits. It is believed that the use of costumes and masks because of the need to ward off evil spirits. Its purpose was to adopt the appearance of an evil spirit to avoid being damaged.

In Scotland the spirits supplanted by young men wearing white face masks or painted black. Samhain was also a time to take stock of food supplies and livestock to prepare for winter. The fires also played an important role in the festivities. All other fires were extinguished and in every home was lit a fire in the fireplace. The bones of slaughtered animals are thrown into the fire is said that the party did not start mass held until 1921. That year was the first Halloween parade in Minnesota and then was followed by other states.

The party became a popular progressive in the following decades. The internationalization of Halloween came in the late '70s and early '80s thanks to movies and television series. In 1978, he premiered in the U.S. and worldwide Night of Halloween, John Carpenter, a movie set on the eve of All Saints which was a reference to horror films of series B, with countless sequels and imitations. Ada has Bausset expressed, a conclusion challenged by being alien to our traditions, but the relatively good side would be that children love to dress up, and that helps them become familiar with symbols and funeral doom.