Suddenly it’s November and now it’s the official countdown until Christmas. I just wanted to share some snapshots of our last couple of weeks.
With lots of sweets and creepy encounters, Halloween was so much fun this year! =) Thanks to lovely friends we had a gorgeous spooky Halloween party with even a smoke machine, which worked amazingly on my pictures =)
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This week was all about Halloween and the kids enjoyed so much taking part of this pagan tradition. Halloween probably originated as a Celtic pagan festival of the dead, and the Irish immigrants, who sailed to North America in the 19th century, took the custom with them and began using the native pumpkins instead of the traditional turnips as they were bigger and easier to carve. They then placed a light in them to ward off evil spirits and to remember the souls in purgatory.
It’s only been a couple of years that Halloween is popular in Notting Hill. US resident families brought Halloween to the neighbourhood for the kids delight. Halloween pumpkins displayed in windows, (regarded as a sign to knock on the door) can be found throughout our streets.
We carved the pumpkins , we dressed up with spooky costumes (still adorable though) and we had lots of fun going out trick or treating in our neighbourhood. In Notting Hill houses were properly decorated and we even had the chance to see a clairevoyante =D