One of the most favoured holidays among kids is Halloween. This nation's residents have a wonderful time and are really enthusiastic about Halloween. Halloween parties, presents, and other spooky activities are all available. I'll go into more detail about Halloween's actual history and where it came from below.
1. History of Halloween
1.1. When is Halloween 2022?
Halloween, often known as "All Hallows' Eve," is a holiday observed the night before All Hallows' Day or All Saints Day in Christianity (November 1). Halloween is thus always observed on October 31. In 2022, Halloween falls on Monday, October 31!
1.2. Why is Halloween celebrated?
Samhain, an ancient holiday, is where Halloween got its start. The ancient Celts and Druids of the British Isles observed this as a sacred feast. It signalled the conclusion of harvest season and the start of the "dark half" of the year.
The ancient Celts believed that Samhain was the time when the line separating the worlds of the living and the dead was the thinnest. In addition, some spirits (ghosts), according to the Celts, could breach the wall and harm their crops. People would construct massive bonfires to burn crops as a symbol of the occasion.
Later, the Irish would carve turnips with a demon's face and hollow them out to cast out ghosts while they were lit by candles. The term "Jack-O'-Lantern" is derived from an Irish folktale about Stingy Jack, who invited the Devil over for a drink but refused to pay. Jack duped the devil into agreeing to a pact whereby neither God nor the devil could claim Jack's soul. With his light illuminating the way, Jack is now consigned to wandering the Earth as an evil spirit.
After conquering the Celtic-inhabited regions in the first century A.D., Samhain is one of the many Celtic customs that the Roman Empire adopted. Eight hundred years later, the Roman Catholic Church further altered Samhain to establish November 1 as All Saints' Day in order to commemorate all saints who have ever lived in Christian history.
This day was formerly known as All Hallows’ Day or Allhallowmas, hallow meaning to sanctify, or make holy. The evening before, October 31, is known as All Hallows’ Eve—or, more commonly, Halloween!
2. Halloween decor trends 2022
Looking for this year's most popular Halloween decorating trends? Here are my top suggestions for Halloween décor that will yet keep you looking current!
- Modern black
Black is a timeless colour for modern décor, and solid matte black is unmistakably on vogue this fall. Concentrate solely on black design items if you want a contemporary or upscale style.
If you want to make your room feel haunted, you can also add dark, non-Halloween stuff. Change your pillows or throw blankets to black for a quick and simple Halloween upgrade.
- Bring on the metallics
Items with metallic paint immediately feel more expensive. In fact, you can spray paint cheap Halloween decorations like plastic bugs or pumpkins to give them a more premium appearance.
Warm toned metallics, such as bronze, brass, or gold, are currently popular. For a contemporary appearance, choose a matte finish.
- Ancient artifacts
Ancient artifacts are in style right now, and they go really well with eerie holiday decor.
This might be something important like a bust made of carved stone, or it could be something simpler like a plain clay pot.
You may give them a spookier vibe by covering them in black cloth, spider web, or by placing a little black imitation spider on top.
- Natural elements
Currently, natural wood furnishings are extremely sparkling. Raw wood tones played a large part in this.
Consider adding raw wood branches with an eerie, curved appearance to get this haunting image. Put flowers in a dark vase and think about adding some spider web to truly make it look spooky.
- Vintage & retro details
Right now, the retro aesthetic is huge. Think about searching eBay for some old Halloween decorations! In modern stores, you can also discover items that resemble vintage items. For a contemporary throwback vibe, search for pastel colours!
3. Halloween shopping guide
3.1. Ask these questions before buying Halloween decor
- Have I looked at all the options available?
I go to as many stores as I can before making any major purchases to have a clear understanding of what they all carry. A great technique to prevent buyer's regret is by doing this.
- How does this fit in with what I already own?
I enjoy things with a retro or eerie feel. Also good are rustic and adorable. I too typically keep to decorating with black and orange accents, with a fair dose of candy corn thrown in. Sort your decor into categories like vintage, spooky, creepy, or even colours when you unpack it. You'll quickly figure out your Halloween look if you pay attention to patterns.
- Where will I display it?
I don't buy something if I can't picture using it in the Spooky Little Apartment right away. Period. And neither should you. We purchase Halloween decorations because they bring us joy, right? So what's the need of purchasing happiness if you can't enjoy it all year long, not just on Halloween?
- Will I use it for multiple Halloweens?
I spent some time purchasing accessories for a particular Halloween party theme. I'll be honest: I acquired a lot of useless items as a result of that theme. Now I simplify it to an absurd degree. I don't purchase decor if I can't envision myself using it for years.
- Can I multi-purpose it for the rest of the year?
I'm frequently asked if I decorate my entire house for Halloween, and the answer is no. Over the years, I've developed my decorating skills. It's a huge selling point for me if I can see a spot where something could live all year long!
- Where will I store it?
This is particularly difficult for those of us who live in apartments because we might not have as much extra storage as others. Consider where the heck the item is going to go the remainder of the year before grabbing anything that won't fit neatly into a storage bin.
3.2. Tips for smarter shopping
- Set a budget and stick to it.
- Don’t impulse buy anything over $5.
- Shop around.
- Use coupons.
- Never buy more than you can store.
- Shop dollar stores first.
- Save your spare change and dollar bills for Halloween shopping.
- Splurge on ONE thing!
Halloween has been a tradition for a long time and understanding Halloween at full level is important as it helps you enjoy Hallloween at its most meaningful. Hope this essay brings you a closer look to Halloween origins, traditions as well as decor trends for Halloween 2022. Don't forget to check out Tatkuink for more Halloween information and decoration items!