Halloween is a Christian holiday that celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The celebration of Halloween began in Ireland, where it is known as Samhain, meaning “the end of summer”. In Scotland, it is known as All-Hallows’ Eve or Hallowe’en. In England, it is known as All Souls’ Day. For centuries, Christians have celebrated this holiday to honor the dead and to celebrate their salvation through Jesus Christ.
Today, Halloween is no longer just a religious holiday; it is also a day for people to gather and celebrate together. On this day, we decorate our homes and even society with different elements, such as bats and pumpkins. Children will dress up as ghosts, or other characters, and then visit different homes and ask for candy and snacks.
Elements used in our designs
To celebrate this day, we may need to design different artworks such as invitations for Halloween parties, posters for events, or greeting cards for our family and friends. Let’s see what elements we can use in our designs to make them look even better.
A vegetable harvested in the fall, pumpkin is easy to find at the end of October. By carving faces on the pumpkin, it is perfect for making Jack-o’-lanterns that scare ghosts. It is also easier than craving on a turnip. Placing a candle or tealight inside the pumpkin, an awesome Jack-o’-lanterns is completed.
Halloween is also the day of dead. On this day, the died people will come back to visit their family and friends, while the evil spirits will come out. From this, we can know that ghost is also an important elements of Halloween. The ghost is also the role that children often play as only a large white sheet is needed.
Zombie is also a common idea appears in Halloween. It appears with many reasons, such as diseases, radiation, parasites, etc. which are also hot topic for stories and films. As they are died person, they also fit the idea of “death” in Halloween. Other than showing the while zombie, we sometimes show them by hands reaching from the soil.