October 31, 2007

The old, celtic Samhain...


The old, European feast of Samhain, recently called "Halloween", has its roots in celtic culture. It was a holy time and the Celts believed that the boundaries between our world and the "Otherworld" were broken on October 31, and in the following night.

A good "Samhain" to all!

Das alte, europäische Fest "Samhain", in unserer Zeit auch "Halloween" genannt, hat seine Wurzeln in der keltischen Kultur. Es war eine heilige Zeit und die Kelten glaubten, daß die Grenzen zwischen unserer Welt und der "Anderswelt" aufgehoben wurden, am 31.Oktober, in der Nacht zum 1. November.

5 comments:

Teri C said...

A wonderful sketch for this celebration. If I keep looking at your calendar I may have to get one for 2008!! What is the paper like?

Lapa said...

MIGUEL TORGA
THE PLOUGHMAN OF THE WRITING

A SHARED PATH

In the 1st centenary of his birth

BY CRISTÓVÃO DE AGUIAR

A SMALL GREAT BOOK ABOUT MIGUEL TORGAs LIFE

Lin said...

These types of beautiful sketch pages just make me want to focus on my pages .. composition, sketching, words .. It's a beautiful, beautiful page ... words and image ... perfect, truly truly well done!

Africantapestry said...

Great pages and lovely warm-coloured pumpkins..
ronell

Desiree said...

Beautiful sketch, I love it! I miss just sketching and painting in my journal, its been too long. Yours is lovely.