Halloween is here (part 2)

IMG_1326Have you ever wondered why the Halloween colours are usually orange and black?
It is common knowledge that there is a strong link between present-day Halloween and the ancient Celts. Do you suppose that the colour-scheme can also be traced back that far? Although there are in fact many contrasting theories, the most likely explanation is that, according to Celt tradition, orange does in fact represent the harvest. Black, on the other hand, represents the dark nights of winter and death. Orange can also mean strength and courage, whereas black usually refers to mystery or evil.

IMG_1325少し気になりますが、ハロウィーンのイメージカラーは確かにオレンジと黒ですね。それはどうしてでしょう?古代ケルトのドルイドの信仰と現代のハロウィーンの関係はよく知られていますが、若しかしてハロウィーンのイメージカラーまで関係しているかしら?色々な意見がありますが、一番有りそうなのは。。オレンジは収穫の、黒はこれから長くなる夜や死をイメージしている色です。さらに、オレンジ色は強さや忍耐の意味も表す、黒色はミステリーや悪を象徴する。

Well, now we know..

なるほどね。。。

Published by Helen Otori

Culture and Communication Consultant Owner-Operator of White Rose C.C.C, English Language School in Kishiwada, Japan

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