domingo, 8 de noviembre de 2009



Halloween or Night of Witches is a holiday party that is celebrated principally in The United States in the night of October 31. It he has origin in the Celtic festivity of the Samhain and the festivity christens of the All Saints' Day. Largely, it is a secular celebration though some of them think that it(he,she) possesses a religious transfondo. The Irish immigrants transmitted versions of the tradition to North America during the Great Irish famine of 1840.

The word Halloween (declared []) is a derivation of the English expression All Hallow's Eve (Eve of the Day of the Saints). There was celebrated in the Anglo-Saxon countries, principally in Canada, The United States, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The expansive force of EE's culture. UU. has done that Halloween has become popular.

The day associates often with the colors orange and black and is strongly tied to symbols as(like) Jack - Or '-lantern. Halloween's typical activities are the famous sweet or trick and the holidays(parties) of disguises(fronts), besides the bonfires, the visit of delighted(enchanted) houses, the jokes, the reading you tell the history of fear and viewed movies of terror.

Principal Jack O'Lantern Jack - Or '-lantern The origin of the famous carved gourds develops of a legend of Celtic origin (astride between(among) Ireland and Scotland) on Jack " The Miser " (Stingy Jack in the original Englishman(English)), a farmer who was deceptive and lying to neighbors and friends. This conduct obtained all kinds of hatreds but also a reputation of person so wicked who would rival with the very same Satan.

The Devil, to whom there came the rumor of so black soul, came to verify if really(exactly) he was a rival of similar calibre. Disguised as a normal man it(he,she) came to the village of this one and put to drink with him(it) during long hours, revealing his(her,your) identity after seeing that in effect it was the authentic wicked one. When Lucifer said to him(her) that one was coming to take it to pay for his(her,your) sins, Jack asked for a round him(her) more united as last will. The Devil granted it to him(you,them) but on having been going to pay none of the two had money, so Jack challenged to Lucifer to turning into a currency to pay the round and to demonstrate his(her,your) power. Satan did it, but instead of Jack paid with the currency put it in his(her,your) pocket, where it(he,she) was taking a crucifix of silver Unable to go out of there the Devil it ordered the farmer to make him free, but Jack would not do it until it was promising to return to the hell he to be able stand it for one year.

Passed this time, the Devil appeared again in Jack's house to remove it to the inframundo but again Jack asked for a last desire, in this case that the Devil was taking(catching) an apple placed in the high of a tree this way to have his last food before historment. Lucifer acceded, but when it was in the tree Jack carved a cross in his trunk in order that ithe could not escape. In this occasion Jack asked him not to be bothered in ten years, besides another condition: that could never claim his soul for the inframundo. Satan acceded and Jack met free of his threat.

His destination(destiny) was not better: after dying (a long before these ten agreed years), Jack was preparing himself to go to the sky but it was stopped in San's Pedro doors, the way being blocked since they could not accept him for his past bad(wrong) life, being sent to the Hell. For his misfortune there they could not also accept it due to the treatment(deal) that it had realized with the Devil, and this one expelled him from his kingdom and condemned him to stroll for the ways with a hollow turnip with a coal burning inside as the only(unique) light that his eternal one was guiding to stroll around between(among) the kingdoms of the good and of the evil.

With the passage of time Jack Stingy was known as Jack that of the Lantern or " Jack of the Lantern ", name that was abridged to the definitive "Jack O'Lantern". This one is the reason of using turnips (and later gourds, to the being bigger and easy to deal) to light the way to the deceased in Halloween, and also the motive of decorating the houses with these horrible figures (to prevent Jack from calling at the edge of the houses and to propose Trick or treatment

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