30 Oct 2009

I AM A WITCH !

For the first time in my life I am invited to a Halloween party ! A classmate from my painting group together with her daughter will throw a party tonight. I have been to uncountable parties in my life and also costumed once, but this was always for Carneval. Halloween I really started to know in virtual world by visiting American blogs.

But now it also moves slowly slowly into other European countries and of course into Belgium too, it started around 2000. When I think that Halloween is originally an Irish celebration and was brought to America by Irish emigrants. From the defeat of Napoleon to the beginning of the famine, in a period of thirty years, at least 1,000,000 and possibly 1,500,000 emigrated. However, during the worst of the famine, emigration reached somewhere around 250,000 in one year alone.

They left their country due to evictions, starvation, and harsh living conditions. The Irish made up a quarter of the population in Boston, Massachusetts; New York City; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, Irish populations became prevalent in some American mining communities.

Of course they took the customs of their country with them and others took it over and it became the Halloween which is celebrated today in America.

I also like to take over customs of other countries when I like them. I always kept the once I was raised with in Germany, I took over the once of my Italian Mr. G and of course the once of the country I am living in.

And here I am when I tried my costume, a very simple one. The black velvet dress I had so I only bought the hat and sew a big red eyed spider on it.



orange socks with a black cat and of course the broom



a bracelet with skulls, a collar with a skull, a necklace with eyeballs and black and orange claws to stick on my fingernails.



and that's what I saw yesterday afternoon just across the street ! A warm welcome !


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To those who celebrate Halloween

19 comments:

Nicolanondoc said...

Sono il primo ad apprezzare questo bellissimo e simpatico post, la strega spero un giorno di conoscerla personalmente :-)
Buon fine settimana Gattina.

Hootin' Anni said...

EXCELLENT Mrs. G!!!!
Excellent.
You're now officially the Halloween Queen of Witchery.

I love it!!!!

Leann said...

Ohhh and a sexy witch at that - love those socks!

Happy Belated Show & Tell!
Leann

Miz said...

What a sexy witch you are too!

Thom said...

OOOOO what a sexy witch you are :)

maryt/theteach said...

Gattina, a fantastic costume! You are a very attractive witch! Happy Halloween! Boo! :)

Lorac said...

Wow that looks great! Good for you. Happy Halloween! Have fun at the party.

Gledwood said...

You look like a very funky witch, Gattina. Is the outfit by anyone I should have heard of..?

hulagirlatheart said...

Cute costume! Love it.

Maribeth said...

Now you are just about the cutest witch I have ever seen!

quilly said...

You are a sexy witch - -and that door is a bit scary!

Tracie said...

I think that your costume is awesome! Very cute!

The door is a little freaky.

Have a great time at your party!

Janis said...

Gattina,,you look like a good witch..not the evil one like in the fairy tale of Hansel n Gretel.Hope you had fun at the party. Halloween is a big deal here in the U.S second to Christmas. My daughter is having a party tonite and most of the guest will be in costume. Lots of fun to see what people come up with!

ChrisB said...

I love your costume.

DianeCA said...

Thanks for the background info on Halloween. I did know it came from Ireland, since my family was one of those Irish immigrants to New York. And I must way what a cute little witch you make....not too scary though! I'd drink your witches brew anyday!

Dr.John said...

Great costume. Hope you had fun.

Melli said...

LOL! YOU are a darling little witch! Jientje and I did NOT dress up this year... We couldn't get to the shop with all our other doings!

claudie said...

You are a beautiful witch! Socks and jeweleries are very original! Now can't wait about your party!! you make me curious!

Lifecruiser said...

A W E S O M E !!!!!

A goodlooking witch - or have you just put a spell on us...? *giggles*