Traditional Irish Halloween Practices


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Traditional Irish Halloween Practices

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Officially deemed as one of the oldest traditions, historically dating back to pagan times linking to the Celtic celebration of Samhain, Halloween is a festive highlight in the calendar year.
From the spooky spectacular creative characters that go all out, to the matching-duo, you are bound to meet an interesting array of characters that embrace festivities in various ways, regardless of how you decide to spend this Monday night.

1) The Farmer
No matter how you'll spend your Monday night, you're bound to cross paths with a heart-warming Irish farming hero.
You'll find them on the high-stools in rural towns and villages, as these lads are out on the lash, up for the craic while they huddle in their numbers on the Guinness ad-lib! The aul' tang shoes, ripped jeans and checkered shirt proves to be the ideal wardrobe selection for the night's proceedings.
Ah sure once the cows are fed and watered and mammy has the tea prepared for 'soakage' you could throw on an aul' straw hat to top things off, as the country tweed cap goes into retirement for the night.
If the whole idea of transforming from your typical, traditional farming character to a ghostly appearance, doesn’t cut the mustard for you, the straw hat could be deemed as part of a costume dress-up, so people can and do pull off the signature cowboy look.
On the other hand, let’s not miss the fact that numerous farmers go above and beyond for the season!

2) The One Who Goes All Out
These individuals ensure that no stone is left unturned as they prepare for a Halloween party, treating it like their ultimate red- carpet appearance.
Dressed from head to toe, every shop and online store is raided top to bottom in search of potential costume additions for this one night of the year, as the sky is the limit. Every possible useful resource amalgamates in the spare room roof-high, ranging from make-up, ribbons, masks and fake blood, picked up during a random shopping spree. Anything up to twelve months could have been dedicated in order to source, just that something extra to create the perfect Halloween outfit for that party you haven’t been invited to just yet!
These particular characters maybe appear to be as mad as a hatter and can cause you to raise an eyebrow or two, leave you as pale as a ghost or alternatively result in an increased heart rate!

3) The one who doesn’t dress up at all
Of course, you’ll always find the opposite. The one that is deeming the night the same as any other night out and is just treating the holiday as an excuse to go out for a few.
While we all have skeletons in our closest, these people give rise to the possibility that they simply don’t take Halloween celebrations in their stride. (We won’t go as far as mentioning the word ‘hate’!)
But if you don’t want to let the cat out of the bag, you could roll it back to the golden years, a blast from the past to source some pretty simplistic inspiration. The pop up of Doctor Who characters are by in large still acceptable, just grab a stethoscope, a navy v-neck and a label stating ‘Who’, sure you’ll decent enough. Sporting heroes and Businesspeople are alternative close-to-no-effort ideas. A simple, cheap mask, a moustache just grab something, make a little effort!

4) The Matching-Duo
Whether they’ve been together for a month courtesy of Tinder or a lifetime joined at the hip, there is always a matching duo to be found.
More than likely romantic couples tend to go as an item to these celebrations, but identically dressed best friends like two peas in a pod go too!

5) The MUA/ Make-up Genius
Halloween can be a brilliant time to display your creative side, your cosmetic stash, steady hand, eye-opening skills and unbelievable patience.
Wearing the most simplistic clothing accompanied by mind-blowing make-up can transform your effort immensely.
The creative juices start to flow with hours spent on pulling off the fine-detailed look of scars, half sugar skulls, spider web eyes, contouring, with stressing planning required in attempt to strive for ultimate perfection.
6) The Make Up Fail
While we all weren’t born to be MUAs and in the majority of cases dramatic make-up easily cast a charm on Halloween night, imperfect brush stokes requiring little or no effort, don’t always assist with pulling off a particular look.
The overly filled unibrows, smudged bright red lips, excessive application of blusher causing rosy-red cheeks, yes you know those we are talking about. But hats off for the effort lads!

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