The Jewellery Artisans Blog this month is all about Halloween. Up until recent years we Brits have not really been that big on Halloween in my opinion but then along came trick or treat and sweets (candy) became involved and it has just grown from there. Personally as a kid I was not interested really as I much preferred bonfire night. (5th Nov)
“Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure” (Wikipedia)
As an adult though I love seeing the houses all decorated in ghosts and stuff and the kiddies all dressed up are so fantastic. My point, or gripe, this year however is that from the middle of October the UK high street has Halloween in one display and Christmas in another. It has only got to be a matter of time before we start singing “Away in a zombie manger” and “Oh little town of Zombiehem” Next thing we shall have Easter eggs as advent chocolate calenders and bingo you are celebrating Hallowechristmeaster……..
Where has the true meaning of Christmas gone. ? It has been lost on today’s high street profit making wheel while little children are losing the magic and awe amongst the zombie infested Hallowechristmeaster machine. I feel so much better for getting that off my chest. Now bring on the eyeball figgy pudding with the easter bunny pooh topping.
Here endeth the Crafty Chimp Ranting Ramble….Peace Brothers and Sisters. x
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