Halloween 2016 will soon be upon us.
Key Halloween Products here at Silly Billy’s are:
Snazaroo Facepaints, we have all the colours necessary for good Halloween Face Painting and Snazaroo face paints are the best quality face paints used by professionals. As their tagline says “The World’s Favourite Facepaints”
For some ideas on how and what to paint for Halloween please take a look here
Here is an example review from a Snazaroo purchaser:
I work as a part-time face-painter at a zoo. We use Snazaroo facepaints on all our customers. Snazaroo facepaint can be used both professionally, for kids parties or simply for fun. The paint is designed for both young and old(er) skin, it is safe to use and easy to wash off. If you are looking for facepaint that is good quality without breaking the bank Snazaroo is definitely worth a look.
As well as Facepaints for Halloween 2016 we have Fake Blood; Spiders, Damaged Fingers and more from our jokes stand
If you would rather purchase a set of Facepaints we have excellent Galt Facepaints at only £5.99 a pack:
Here is a video about painting a Halloween Face that you may find useful:
Halloween a Small History:
Halloween or Hallowe’en is now celebrated across the world on the night of 31st October. Modern day celebrations generally involve groups of children dressed in scary costumes roaming from house to house, demanding “trick-or-treat”. Fearing the worst, intimidated householders normally hand over vast amounts of treats in the form of chocolates, sweets and candy to avoid whatever dastardly tricks may have been dreamt up by these little miscreants. The origins of these celebrations however date back thousands of years, to pagan times.
The origins of Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Until 2,000 years ago, the Celts lived across the lands we now know as Britain, Ireland and northern France. Essentially a farming and agricultural people, the Pre-Christian Celtic year was determined by the growing seasons and Samhain marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark cold winter. The festival symbolised the boundary between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
Massacre of the Druids
It was believed by the Celts that on the night of 31st October, ghosts of their dead would revisit the mortal world and large bonfires were lit in each village in order to ward off any evil spirits that may also be at large. Celtic priests, known as Druids, would have led the Samhain celebrations. It would also have been the Druids who ensured that the hearth fire of each house was re-lit from the glowing embers of the sacred bonfire, in order to help protect the people and keep them warm through the forthcoming long, dark winter months.
Text abstracted from www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Halloween
An exciting event in Hebden Bridge for Halloween is:
The Original Hebden Bridge Ghost Walk
Beyond the Veil of Calderdale is the all new Original Hebden Bridge Ghost Walk brought to you by Award Winning Storyteller Ursula Holden Gill.
Join her for 75 minutes of mystery, magic, murder and mayhem on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October. Meet at 4pm on the Wavy Steps (HX7 8EX). Adults £5 Children £3. No need to book, just turn up. For more information please contact Ursula on 07811 646 479 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org
For more Hebden Bridge events please view www.hebdenbridge.co.uk/events
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