28.9.15

#524 Saint Pete is getting ready for Halloween







Fancy Décor have outdone themselves just in time for Halloween. Not only do these pumpkins above come in various assortment of sizes, designs, shapes and colours such as Sage, White, Orange, Light Orange, Green and various others. Fancy Décor have also created items such as this awesome Belted Hay, and Harvest Cart.
Did you know though where Halloween originated from? Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.


On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.


Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. People would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween.

Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.





So what are you waiting for, come take a walk to our destination for today: -

Destination: - Fancy Décor

Belted Hay: - Fancy Décor Belted Hay (New) @ Fancy Décor
Harvest Cart: - Fancy Décor Harvest Cart (New) @ Fancy Décor
Pumpkin A: – Pumpkin Size A in Green, Light Orange, Sage, White (New) @ Fancy Décor
Pumpkin C: – Pumpkin Size C in Green, Orange (New) @ Fancy Décor
Pumpkin D: – Pumpkin Size D in White (New) @ Fancy Décor

Pic: Taken at the beautiful new sim called Saint-Pete City.


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