The recurrence of Halloween has an ancient origin: think that it is traced back to the Celtic rituals of Samhain, which in ancient Irish means "end of summer". In the Celtic calendar, the new year began on October 31, and it was probably to maintain continuity with the pagan tradition that the Catholic feast of All Saints was made to coincide, in the Middle Ages, with November 1. In addition to the date, Samhain also bequeathed to All Saints the link with supernatural encounters, ghostly apparitions and everything related to darkness, winter, mystery.
After Protestantism took hold in Anglo-Saxon countries, the Catholic celebration of All Saints was set aside but always remained well grafted into folklore and the calendar of secular holidays. From the mid-19th century, then, Irish immigrants spread the party to the United States, where he found a decidedly fertile ground as, even today, the canon of "American" Halloween is faithfully followed all over the world!
Now that you know the story, you're probably wondering what all this has to do with the name "Halloween" ... what does that mean? Read on and you'll find out!
There are two versions of the origin of the term "Halloween": according to the first, this would be the Scottish variant of "All Hallows 'Eve": the "Night of the holy souls" or, in other words, All Saints' Eve. The other version, however, links the name "Halloween" to the character of Jack O 'Lantern (which we will talk about in a future post), the blacksmith sentenced to eternally wander the world by the light of a candle contained in a hollowed-out pumpkin - coincidentally, the English word for "dig" is "to hollow" - from here to "Hallow" and "Halloween" the step is short.
Who knows if we will ever know which of the two explanations is the right one ... if in doubt, let's not forget to spend the night of October 31st in good company, perhaps with a creepy dinner or one scary party! Why not give this supernatural night a surprising twist with an original idea, perfect for an imaginative gift or themed table?
For a unique Halloween we have created one "Horror Collection", that is a collection of decorations with which you can customize our laser-decorated glasses, flutes, mugs, glasses and cups. There are horrors of all kinds: zombies, scarecrows, skeletons, vampires, as well as the inevitable carved pumpkin. There are also "nice" characters such as Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Freddie Krueger, Pennywise, Jack Skellington and many others. And that's not all: think about the faces of your guests when they see their names or a themed phrase paired with these spooky decorations ... the surprise effect is guaranteed!
To create your own collection of personalized Halloween-themed glasses, flutes, mugs, glasses and cups, all you have to do is browse our online catalog, choose the items you like best, click on the green button on the right "Personalize your gift now" and, in the customizer, choose from the right column the clipart collection titled "Halloween". If you want you can also use the text tool to enrich the decoration with a name or a phrase.
You will receive your personalized glasses, flutes, mugs, glasses and cups directly at home, with the 100% made in Italy artisan quality that only Logotec can guarantee.