Happy Harvest!

Celebrate Sea Witch in style this year… see pictures of some of our favorite new Halloween-themed store offerings accompanied by some fun tidbits below!

Halloween originally celebrated the Celtic fall harvest, Samhain.

Pamona, the goddess of the harvest, played a central role in the celebrations.

It is thought that bobbing for apples originated to honor Pamona.

Pamona is Professor Sprout’s first name, the professor of herbology in Harry Potter.

Halloween falls on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar.

The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the ‘Otherworld’ became thin on this date.

This allowed spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through.

They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human…

We are sure our hats and headbands will do the trick as well!

The Catholic Hallowmas period of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day and the Roman festival of Feralia all influenced the modern holiday of Halloween.

Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts.

So why pumpkins now?

The tradition switched to pumpkins when Irish immigrants found the orange veggie sprouting in abundance in North America.

Happy Halloween from Bella Luna!