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Archive for October 2018

Halloween in America

Halloween Guest Book – Halloween celebration was not always allowed in most areas of the world and most especially in places where there are Protestants and their belief system. Compared to New England, Halloween was more celebrated in Maryland & in other southern areas.

Together with the beliefs of ethnic groups from different parts of Europe & the American Indians, an American version of Halloween was born. Parties were a way to commemorate the event, dancing, singing, having public harvest events of pumpkins, telling stories of the dead, & telling each other’s fortunes.

American Halloween Tradition Before & Now

Soul Cakes

Trick-or-treating in the previous years were not full of candy giving. During the Halloween season, the poor would roam around and ask for food and people would give them pastries which are called the “Soul Cake.” They’re called soul cakes because the families would ask in return form the poor a promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives.

Halloween Parties

Halloween parties are always around every year. The American Halloween tradition spend with an estimate of $6 billion a year which makes Halloween the 2nd biggest holiday next to Christmas. Be sure to have your own Halloween Guest Book which is designed to capture and preserve memories from your incredible Halloween Party event.

A Halloween Guest Book is designed to capture and preserve memories from your incredible Halloween Party event. Each Halloween Party Guestbook has a glossy cover and is 8.25” x 6” in size. There are 110 lightly-lined writing pages for guest to sign in and record their feelings and thoughts about the party. Use your Halloween Guest book for your most outstanding memories and observations.

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What is Halloween?

Halloween Guest Book – Halloween is a yearly holiday and one of the most anticipated event. Halloween is celebrated on October 31, and this year, 2018, occurs on a Wednesday. Halloween was once an ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. In that festival, people wear costumes and light bonfires in belief that they would ward off ghosts.  

Starting on the 8th century, the 1st of November has been declared by Pope Gregory III as the time for people to honor all the saints. Later on, some of the traditions from the Celtic festival of Samhain were incorporated on All Saints Day. The evening before the 1st of November was called to be as “All Hallows Eve” which was then changed to Halloween over time.

This event became a day full of fun activities as one of their way to recognize All Saints Day. Activities involved are trick-or-treating, giving out & eating candies, Halloween parties with family & friends, scary food and costumes preparations, and don’t forget about carving jack-o-lanterns.

Tradition or Rituals During Halloween

Trick or Treating

This is a ritual made for both adults and children practiced in different parts all over the world. They wear costumes and knock from one door to another in a neighborhood and asking the house owners for treats. These treats are candies, but some places prefer giving out money.

Carving Jack-O-Lanterns

People carve the best pumpkin designs and place them outside their porches. Candles will then be illuminated with candles from the inside to be really in the Halloween Spirit.

Halloween Parties

Halloween parties are always around every year and it’s not called a Halloween party without the spooky or character costumes and spooky themed food! Make sure to have your own Halloween Guest Book which is designed to capture and preserve memories from your incredible Halloween Party event.

A Halloween Guest Book is designed to capture and preserve memories from your incredible Halloween Party event. Each Halloween Party Guestbook has a glossy cover and is 8.25” x 6” in size. There are 110 lightly-lined writing pages for guest to sign in and record their feelings and thoughts about the party. Use your Halloween Guest book to record your most outstanding memories and observations.

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History of Jack O’Lantern

Halloween Guest Book – Every October, porches and doorsteps of almost every house in the neighborhood have carved pumpkins of different designs lying all over. These carved pumpkins have candles attached in them to make an awesome yet scary illumination to add some of the spooky vibe during the Halloween season.

This practice of having carved pumpkins – popularly referred to as “Jack O’ Lanterns” – come from a very old Irish folktale. The folktale is about an Irish man with “Stingy Jack” for a nickname.

Legend of Stingy Jack

According to this myth, Stingy Jack invited the devil to have a drink with him, but Stingy Jack didn’t want to pay. He asked the Devil to turn into a coin in order to pay for their drinks. Once the devil turned into a coin, Jack didn’t use it to pay but instead kept it in his pocket near a silver cross preventing the Devil to form back to its original form. Later, the devil was freed by Jack provided that the devil will not bother Jack for a year and is not allowed to claim his soul. The following year, Jack tricked the devil again and had him make a promise to not bother him again for another 10 years.As the legend goes, when Jack died, God didn’t want Jack in heaven nor did the Devil want him in hell.  The devil sent Jack to roam around the earth in the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack carved a turnip and placed the coal in it.

Jack O’Lanterns and a Halloween Guest Book are essential in your next Halloween parties!

A Halloween Guest Book is designed to capture and preserve memories from your incredible Halloween Party event. Each Halloween Party Guestbook has a glossy cover and is 8.25” x 6” in size. There are 110 lightly-lined writing pages for guest to sign in and record their feelings and thoughts about the party. Use your Halloween Guest book for your most outstanding memories and observations.

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A Quinceanera is the Hispanic tradition of celebrating a young girl’s 15th birthday. A Quinceanera is common Quinceanera Guest Booktradition for young girls’ coming of age. It is all about religious customs & virtues of family & responsibility. It is all about the journey of Quinceaneras form their childhood to maturity. In a Quinceanera, there will always be water, food, damily & friends, music and dance. Make sure to have your own Quinceanera Guest Book to record memories because it makes as a perfect keepsake for the quinceanera to cherish for a lifetime.

The Quinceanera tradition is most commonly practiced in the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central and South American traditions, the custom can be referred to as a Quince (XV) Años, a quinces,a Quinceanera, a Quinceanero or a Fiesta Rosa.

This event beings with a religious ceremony then followed by the reception which can be held anyewhere – home or a hall. Quinceaneras is not a celebration without music & food, a choreographed dance which will be performed by the birthday celebrant and her Court.

The Quinceanera is traditionally the one to choose which special friends they have to be able to participate in the Court of Honor. The birthday celebrant often chooses their best friends, close friends, their siblings, and their cousins. The Damas (which is the Quinceanera’s Court of Honor of all girls) and the Chambelanes or Escortes or Galán (which are Quinceanera’s Court of Honor composed of young men), or even a group with both men & women Quinceanera Guest Bookxare the people whom the Quinceanera wants to share the spotlight with. The Quinceanera will wear a beautiful ball gown, while her Court also get dressed in gowns & tuxedos.

 

Dress Dancing Party 15 Years Prom Dress

Among many traditions throughout the celebration, the most popular is the ‘Changing of the Shoes.’ The Quinceanera’s dad or her male relative will change the flats hoes to high heels. This activity is a symbol representing that the Quinceanera has now evolved into a young lady.

The Quince Años is a glorious celebration that remains a cherished and honored tradition.

Quinceanera Guest Book is an elegant quinceanera signature guest book, featuring a lovely pink quinceanera dress on the cover. This 15 quinceanera guestbook has 110 lightly-lined pages for guests to write their best wishes and thoughts on this memorable day.

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Halloween parties are always around every year and it’s not called a Halloween party without the spooky or Halloween-Guest-Bookcharacter costumes and spooky themed food! If you’ve always been a guest at parties, maybe it’s time you also try to host your own Halloween Party this year! Make it unique and memorable with your Halloween guest book and choose from these different ideas to make it unique.

Top Halloween Party Ideas

1. Classic Haunted House

Host your Halloween party with the all-classic haunted house theme! Transform your house into a horror madness and fill it with lots of effects like fog, UV lighting, dark plates and goblets and other food container, skeletons hanging or sitting around the house, maybe zombies or other form of dead guests you can leave lying around. Don’t forget to add some cobwebs, add tombstones on your front and back yard. Make sure to have your own Halloween Guest Book which is designed to capture and preserve memories from your incredible Halloween Party event.

2. Crazy Freak Show

Turn your circus party into something dark and creepy. Fill your party with circus decorations but scarier and add glow-in-the-dark items. Have your guest wear creepy clown costumes, bearded ladies, those whose have 2 heads, and Halloween Guest Book other odd costume ideas. You can have a contest in the party on who has the best and creepiest costume and give them a prize. Have your own Halloween Guest Book for guest to sign in and record their feelings and thoughts about the party.

3. Harry Potter Theme

Halloween parties are not always about creepy costumes and decorations but can also be fun with non-scary ideas such as the famous Harry Potter! Perfect for everyone because who doesn’t love Harry Potter? Have your party filled with decorations from Harry Potter, create your own sorting hat, have broomsticks, magic wands, and golden snitches all around. Be your favorite wizard or witch! Don’t forget to use your Halloween Guest Book to record your most outstanding memories and observations.

A Halloween Guest Book is designed to capture and preserve memories from your incredible Halloween Party event. Each Halloween Party Guestbook has a glossy cover and is 8.25” x 6” in size. There are 110 lightly-lined writing pages for guest to sign in and record their feelings and thoughts about the party. Use your Halloween Guest book for your most outstanding memories and observations.

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