Tribute Thursday: The Origin of Halloween

Ola my sexies!

I know it’s quite the controversial topic, but I’ve always wondered, where did Halloween originate from?

According to many people, websites and books, Halloween (which is celebrated on October 31st) originated with the Celtics sometime in the 16th century and back then was called Samhain.

Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Most commonly it is held on 31 October–1 November, or halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. Along with Imbolc, Beltane and Lughnasadh it makes up the four Gaelic seasonal festivals.

So although it is a well-known American holiday, Halloween has Gaelic origins. “Americans have fostered them, and are making this an occasion something like what it must have been in its best days overseas. All Halloween customs in the United States are borrowed directly or adapted from those of other countries” – Ruth Edna Kelley author of The Book of Hallowe’en (1919).

Halloween is also thought to have been influenced by the Christian holy days of All Saints’ Day (also known as All Hallows, Hallowmas or Hallowtide) on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2. They are a time for honoring the saints and praying for the recently departed who had yet to reach Heaven. Who’d have known?

Soooo did you go trick or treating?

Even if you’re too old, it’s still fun….

Happy Halloween peeps!

♥Cherry♥

Tribute Thursday: Marilyn Monroe

Good morning my awesome peeps!

So today is going to be my 50th post on my blog and I thought, why not dedicate it to the most beautiful lady that ever walked the earth?

The legendary, the gorgeous;

Marilyn Monroe

Now known by her stage name, Marilyn was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926. She was (and is) a famous sex symbol adored by millions of fans worldwide and was at her prime in the 1950’s and 1960’s starring in movies such as Some Like it HotGentlemen Prefer Blondes and Seven Year Itch.

Let’s not forget that Marilyn Monroe was not only a sexy and talented actress, but was the first model to ever shed her clothes for Playboy magazine, becoming an icon all on her own.

One little blog will never be able to describe her legend, try as I might, but from the amount of celebrities imitating her in music videos, movies, singing about her in songs and showcasing her in other types of productions, I’m sure you get the point.

Tragically Marilyn was found dead in her home on August 5, 1962 at the tender age of 36. To this day nobody knows if it was suicide or if there was something more sinister to the story.

Scarlett Johansson imitating Marilyn Monroe

Have you ever actually seen the video of Marilyn singing the famous Happy Birthday song to John F Kennedy?

You. Are. Welcome!

Happy Thursday my lovelies!

♥Cherry♥

Tribute Thursday: The Lonely Island

Hey my sexy cherries and daggers!

Hope you’re having a super week so far, I’m still in the middle of nowhere, so this is yet another pre-written blog written for your enjoyment, so please enjoy!

One of my favourite and funniest tributes will be given to…

The Lonely Island

Their songs include “Dick in a box”, “3Way”, “Threw it on the ground” and “Turtle neck and chain”, obviously very weird names for songs, which is what makes them so awesomely funny! Their lyrics are probably the funniest I’ve heard in a long time and in one song they actually got ladylike Natalie Portman to rap like she was 50cent or something, telling her fans they can “Suck my D*ck!”, hmm…

So, yes they might not be rock orientated and have a very commercial sound to their music, but give them a chance, because they’ve made me giggle!

Have an awesome Thursday!

♥Cherry♥