Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31
in some countries around the world, primarily in North America, but it’s becoming increasingly popular in other parts of the world every year. It has ancient roots and is associated with Celtic and Germanic customs.
Originally, Halloween was linked to the ancient Celts and their holiday Samhain, which marked the end of summer and the beginning of winter. It was believed that during this period, the veil between the living and the dead became thinner, allowing spirits to pass between the two worlds.
Over time, Halloween has undergone various changes and adaptations.
Nowadays, it’s known for its characteristic costumes of witches, zombies, ghosts, and other supernatural beings, as well as the tradition of trick-or-treating and sending greeting cards.
Halloween has become a holiday associated with entertainment, creative costumes, and sweet treats. In some cultures, spooky attractions and workshops for making decorations are organized.
Additionally, one of the traditions of Halloween is carving pumpkins, giving them amusing or scary faces, known as “Jack-o’-lanterns,” which are then placed at the entrance of homes.
In summary, Halloween is a cheerful and fun holiday marked by a creative approach to costumes and decorations, as well as special traditions associated with death and spirits.
Many people celebrate Halloween today, but this day, October 31, is also remembered for another important event. Important especially for creative people 😉
Professions have their own patron saints.
For example, doctors have the healer Panteleimon and Archangel Michael, and fishermen have Apostle Andrew.
💫 The patron saint of artists in the Orthodox and Catholic traditions is the EVANGELIST LUKE, who painted the first icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is considered the first icon painter.
According to legend, Saint Luke once decided to paint the Virgin Mary and Child, but for a long time he did not succeed.
After the fervent prayer of the apostle, the Madonna herself APPEARED to him and remained nearby until the portrait was completed.
Renaissance artists named their guilds after the heavenly patron. The image of Luke is also reflected in the works of artists🖼
Luke is also considered the patron saint of doctors. St. Luke’s Day is celebrated on October 31st. Therefore, today we congratulate each of you on this wonderful and bright holiday!
And will you be celebrating tonight? 🎃