a compendium of musings and rants from Alison Beightol, who is old enough to know better.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
my favorite day
well here it is...my favorite day/holiday of the year. I just love Halloween. I would keep Halloween decorations up all year but my sanity might get called into question. even more so than it does now. yeah, I'm an eccentric and I love it but I digress. again. I'm a bit peeved because this year my dim witted town elders decided to move the celebrations to last night because Halloween fell on sunday. But I know what the true day is.
Halloween is such a fun holiday. I'm not real nuts about super scary modern stuff. I like the deep rooted superstitions and festitivities. my favorite traditions and decorations are those from the turn of the 19th to 20th century. I collect the postcards like the one above and I make reproductions of the decorations complete with tinsel, crepe and german glitter glass. Once of the traditions I especially love is the one about how if a single woman looks in the mirror at the stroke of midnight brushing her hair and eating an apple by candlelight, she will see her true love reflected in the mirror. that's a lot of stuff to do to see a dude but I love it. there are tons of old postcards portraying this.
colonial traditions and early american traditions are fun as well. I swear I could totally do a master's dissertation on the history and traditions of Halloween. I love it.
however you celebrate Halloween, enjoy!