Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Spooky Skeleton and Antebellum Mansion, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


This skeleton strikes a casual pose while perching on the balcony of one of Charleston's antebellum mansions. On this day we celebrate Halloween, a tradition that dates back to the Romans (Parentalia or Festival of the Dead) and the Celts (the celebration of Samhain). Halloween is followed the next day by All Saints Day, a day of solemnity in the Roman Catholic Church and then All Souls Day.

For Halloween in Charleston, there will be trick-or-treating, costume parties, haunted house attractions with corn mazes, the telling of scary stories, and of course, the watching of scary movies.

Boo!

15 comments:

  1. What a fun shot and interesting history too! Have a great Halloween Doug.

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  2. Nothing wrong with a good BOO once a year, Doug! My sentiment exactly. :)

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  3. Excelente imagen, me gusta. Saludos.-

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  4. Very nice shot Doug.....well done

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  5. What a shot! Wishing you a wonderful Halloween Doug!

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  6. He stayed to longer under the sun... NIce and funny shot!
    Have a nice day.

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  7. adoro halloween,anche se purtroppo qui in italia non è una festa molto popolare.bellissima la foto!

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  8. Ha-ha! Nice one. IDK why, but first thing I thought was "where's the beads!?"

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  9. From film extra in Pirates of the Caribbean to climbing over the balcony for a celebratory drink at the local bar. It's a good life - or death!

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  10. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  11. What a funny idea to put the skeleton on the balcony! Halloween has been adopted in Romania too.

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  12. scary in a tongue-in-cheek way, and taken from a very appealing angle! halloween has become a "tradition" here as well in the last decade - before that, only those with connections to america knew about it! all saints day, of course, has been the day of the dead since i can remember ...

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