Samhain Festival – Pumpkin Earrings, Orange
Samhain or Halloween, held in autumn is the last of the harvest festivals; mainly fruit and vegetables. Storage for winter is nearly done as the beautiful leaves of autumn fall. This festival is equally known for its remembrance of the ancestors and more recently departed. The veil between worlds is said to be thin on this night so it is easier to communicate with your ancestors. Candles are lit across the world; festivals like Day of the Dead and Halloween have become very popular. Samhain reminds us of the cycle of life, death and renewal. Pumpkins and the carving of them feature’s heavily in this Celtic festival, though they were originally carved out of large
beets, turnips and potatoes. When the Irish arrived in America, they told a story about Stingy Jack tricking the devil twice and not being allowed to enter Heaven or Hell, this meant jack was sent to wander the earth with a lump of coal in a turnip. The pumpkins are scary so they scare off Jack and any other wandering evil spirits. The “Jack O’Lantern,” is place near doors or windows for this reason. Decorate your home, dress up, light your candles, play games and have some lollies for Trick or Treat. Create your feast using roast pumpkin, make an apple pie and drink apple cider.
Southern Hemisphere: 31st April – 1st May
Northern Hemisphere: 31st October – 1st Nov
Length: 6.5cm. Made from painted porcelcain and crystal beads. Surgical steel earring wires.
Ancient Realms, designed/handcrafted porcelain made in Australia by Sharon Bush, B.A. History/Ancient History U.N.E.
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