As Halloween fast approaches, we here at Naughty Cat decided to have a little delve into what makes Halloween, the sexiest celebration of the year. Today Halloween is all about chocolate, sexy cat outfits and horror movies, but it wasn’t always so.
The celebration dates back at least 2000 years, when Celtic tribes in Britain and Northern France, marked Samhain (pronounced Sah-Wen) from sundown on October 31 to November 01. The word Samhain is translated today as “summers end.” People would throw a large feast, hold sporting events, and dance around bonfires whilst Celtic priests chanted mystical rites. The period marked the time of the year when people believed the barrier between the earthly world and the spirit world was at its thinnest. So, did other barriers and inhibitions also become more transparent as the sparks on the bonfire flew?
Over the centuries, the celebration evolved after being co-opted by the Christian church. Despite the years, Halloween has not lost its party spirit, and it has lost none of its naughty edge. Halloween has also become synonymous with fancy dress. Dressing up gives us an opportunity to embrace a different persona, explore a different side to our personalities. So even if you’re normally a jeans and t-shirt kinda person, for one night of the year, you can let your wild side out as a charismatic vampire, a sexy devil or a domineering police officer. So, whatever you are doing this Halloween, embrace your sexy side, and find your spark!