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Halloween in Barga

Halloween in Barga

In the 9th century, the Roman Catholic Church shifted the date of All Saints' Day to 1 November, while 2 November later became All Souls' Day. Over time, Samhain and All Saints'/All Souls' merged to create the modern Halloween.Historians have used the name 'Samhain' to refer to Gaelic 'Halloween' customs up until the 19th century.

The original Halloween was for adults and was a pretty scary event all things considered. It was taken across the Atlantic to the the States by waves of immigrants where over the years it was transformed into a more commercially minded, child orientated kind of party and from there it was re-exported back to Europe […]

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Halloween in Barga

Halloween in Barga

no rain but still a damp squib event ?

A fairly low key Halloween in Barga this year as there did seem to be a few people wandering around looking for “the party” but not a lot actually going on. A quick tour of the restaurants and trattoria in Barga Vecchia also showed that very few people had actually bothered to dress up this […]

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Halloween at Da Aristos bar in Barga Vecchia

old and new technology and old and new ways of thinking

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The largest Halloween Festival in Europe

The largest Halloween Festival in Europe

Every which way you went their was a feast of sights and music creating magic throughout the whole evening a crescendo of delights leading up to the walk to the bridge and the grand finale firework display. All evening there were lots of awhs, wows, and aahs.

Charlie’s yearly visit is here and what a busy, exciting and wonderful time we are having. He has grown up so much, he’s now a young man and together with his friend Noah we have all shared a very special ten days. It has been so special that I would like to share the events […]

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Samhain or Halloween ?

Samhain or Halloween ?

In the 9th century, the Roman Catholic Church shifted the date of All Saints' Day to 1 November, while 2 November later became All Souls' Day. Over time, Samhain and All Saints'/All Souls' merged to create the modern Halloween.Historians have used the name 'Samhain' to refer to Gaelic 'Halloween' customs up until the 19th century.

Halloween is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Within Allhallowtide, the […]

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Pumpkin carving ready for Halloween

Pumpkin carving ready for Halloween

A jack-o’-lantern is a carved pumpkin, or turnip, associated chiefly with the holiday of Halloween, and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called will-o’-the-wisp or jack-o’-lantern. In a jack-o’-lantern, the top is cut off to form a lid, and the inside flesh then scooped out; an image, usually a […]

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A belated Halloween account

A belated Halloween account

more details of daily life from the Sensone Diary

What with the weather and my mothers lethargy the couple of days leading up to Halloween were for me quite difficult, I am not used to sitting around talking and watching TV, but I did feel it was necessary to spend the time with mum. Charlie was equally as difficult to motive to want to […]

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Halloween 2013

Halloween 2013

finally some good weather for halloween

It is a relatively new phenomenon here in Italy and people have not yet really quite worked out just what is supposed to happen. They know that there is a good deal of dressing up to be done with masks and stuff and so what actually appears on the night is a slightly “horrored” up […]

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Halloween 2012

Halloween 2012

Streghe – ovviamente – mostri di varia natura e ispirazioni splatter. In quanto a costumi per celebrare la notte di Halloween se ne sono visti un po’ di tutti i tipi e in tutti i luoghi, complice una tradizione che si è ormai aggiudicata un giorno fisso in calendario. Per quanto riguarda le nostre parti, […]

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Halloween Party a Barga e dintorni, ecco cosa fare

Halloween Party a Barga e dintorni, ecco cosa fare

Halloween che passione. La notte delle streghe si avvicina e anche quest’anno le iniziative per adeguarsi a questa usanza squisitamente anglosassone si moltiplicano. Impossibile non citare l’Halloween Celebration di Borgo a Mozzano, il  mega evento che ormai fa della cittadina dal bellissimo ponte la capitale del gotico per una sera – anzi, per quattro sere: […]

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Una vampiresca festa per i più piccoli

Una vampiresca festa per i più piccoli

Anche per questo Halloween Smaskerando propone per i più piccoli una spaventosissima festa che si terrà domenica 28 ottobre  (inizio ore 15.00) presso la sede sociale di viale Cesare Battisti a Fornaci di Barga. Quest’anno le stanze di Smaskerando si trasformeranno in uno spaventoso castello di Dracula, per una vampiresca festa a base di giochi, […]

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Ombre e fumetti – Mostra fotografica di Valter Sambucini

Ombre e fumetti – Mostra fotografica di Valter Sambucini

“Ombre e fumetti – Fotografare il confine tra Storie e Memorie” Mostra fotografica di Valter Sambucini a Lucca in occasione della manifestazione Comics & Games del 2012 Dal 29 ottobre al 4 novembre 2012 Porticato Agorà – piazza dei Servi – Lucca  – Con il Patrocinio del Comune di Lucca ed il Patrocinio dell’Associazione Amici […]