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20 Oct 2010   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Might be.
I'm not sure if you do Halloween in the UK?
I don't know if they do it anywhere but the U.S.
Not to be self centered just clueless on the subject outside U.S.

Well we do it world wide on sevenforums!! ...I'm not so sure about the rest of the 30 billion people??

I thought it might be easier for some and I book marked the wallpaper page for myself.

Just lending a hand.
Mike


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20 Oct 2010   #12
royal tyrant

Window's 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Yeah we celebrate Halloween In the UK.. But your help Is appreciated

Edit. Some rep coming your way for your link..
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20 Oct 2010   #13
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Good to know we spread some American high culture back to the Scottish Highlands.
My Goblin avatar in Tartan sounds perfect.

If I ever get on that side of the pond Scotland would be my place to start.
Now if you would just put the steering wheel on the proper side of the auto!


Unnecessary on the rep. Not a big deal.
I had it handy since I prefer downloads from MS direct for safety.
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20 Oct 2010   #14
dobhar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Might be.
I'm not sure if you do Halloween in the UK?
I don't know if they do it anywhere but the U.S.
Not to be self centered just clueless on the subject outside U.S.

Well we do it world wide on sevenforums!! ...I'm not so sure about the rest of the 30 billion people??
Just an FYI...Where did Halloween start?
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Halloween started in Ireland and with a whole lot of people and they were called the Celtics. They believed in a god called Samhain which means the god of dead and darkness.
about 2000 years ago, they considered October 31st the end of the year and they threw a big party which was known as Samhain. It was a celebration of the autumn harvest and the Celtic new year, when they believed spirits could come back and visit with living relatives.
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Thousands of years ago, there lived a tribe known as Celts in Ireland and in Northern France. The Celts were pre-Christians and worshiped "Nature". Their livelihood revolved around sowing and harvesting food crops.

In ancient times, winter was the season that was associated with hunger and death. Celts believed the last day of October marked the end of summer and November was the beginning of winter. So, they celebrated the eve of New Year on October 31, of each year, with a festival called "Samhain". This festival was presided by Celtic priests called Druids.

Celts also believed the spirits of the dead would visit them. Therefore, they left delicious food and drinks on the front porch for the spirits. With the spreading of Christianity, November 1st of every year, is celebrated as "All Saint’s Day". The eve of November 1st, is known as "All Hakkiwe’en" or "Halloween".

One of the primary reasons behind the Halloween celebration is the harvest festival. Warding off the evils, in many different ways, remains another important reason behind Halloween
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About 2,000 years ago in the area of the world that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, lived a group of people called the Celts. The Celts' lives revolved around growing their food, and considered the end of the year to be the end of the harvest season. So, they celebrated new year's eve each year on October 31st with a festival called "Samhain," named after their Lord of the Dead (also known as the Lord of Darkness). Samhain (pronounced 'sow-in') was presided over by Celtic priests called Druids.

Back then, winter was the time of year associated with human death. The Celts believed that on the night that marked the end of summer and the beginning of winter, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead blurred allowing ghosts of the dead to return to earth. Celts thought that the presence of the ghosts made it easier for the Druids, their priests, to predict the future. These predictions were an important source of comfort and direction for the Celts during their long, dark, frightening winters.

To celebrate Samhain, the Druids built huge sacred bonfires around which the Celts gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to their ancient gods. During the celebration, the Celts dressed up in costumes consisting of animal heads and skins and tried to tell each other's fortunes.

The Celts eventually were conquered by the Romans, and by about the year 43 AD two Roman festivals were combined with the Celtic Samhain festival. The first Roman festival was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of "bobbing" for apples practiced today on Halloween.

By 800 AD, the influence of Christianity spread into Celtic lands. In the seventh century, replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1st as All Saints' Day, a time to honor saints and martyrs. The combined and updated celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints' Day) and the night before it, the night of Samhain, began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.
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20 Oct 2010   #15
royal tyrant

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Silly as Its still not up on the UK Page, see here....Windows 7 themes - Microsoft Windows
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18 Jan 2011   #16
Hopalong X

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Poof! Not!
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