Travel Theme Spooky

With excellent inspiration from Ailsa’s blog
just look the challenge here “Where’s my backpack
my version of the theme “Spooky

 Quite many of the rituals and traditions
we worship or celebrate worldwide
acting on the surface very pleasant
but they usually have a spooky past.

I took an active part in this “witch burning” in 1982.

38 tanker om “Travel Theme Spooky

    • #.bella remy
      When I was a kid and all we peers cousins sometimes ​​had to stay overnight
      with my grandmother at her place – so began the largest children to tell scary stories – when they had done so, then I began to tell some too – and so would all the other cousins sleep inside the grandmother’s bed with her – they didn’t dare to be in the room we all should had slept in… ‘hahaha’

    • #.boomiebol
      In the nordic countries, it is a great tradition to burn “witches” at the “Midsummer Night” (June 23th) with plenty of song and celebration, we are “spooky” up north… 🙂

    • #.john galt
      Agree in our modern world and great civilization we don’t burn people any more – we’re just doing character assassination, that way we think makes us more humane… 🙂 😉

    • #.jan masyn
      I know it and I agree with you indeed… 🙂

      I just let the thoughts fly and the real good is that we know can be spooky in the harmless way – long live Alfred Hitchcock my old time favorite… 😉

    • #.lisaman
      ‘hahaha’ – we are like all others, sometimes wise and sometimes silly… 🙂 😉

      In Denmark there was a tradition called “Alle Helgens Aften” or “All Hallows Evening” in english – a tradition started long log time ago by the old celtics – from the start it was in the month of maj – but the catholic church take over and move it to the first of november – in Denmark in the 1800s and 1900s it wasn’t celibrate outside the church – but in 1998 a danish newspaper and Tivoli Copenhagen started up calling it Halloween like in US – and then it grow and grow big… 😉

      In the nordic countries, it is a great tradition to burn “witches” at the “Midsummer Night” (June 23th) with plenty of song and celebration, we are “spooky” up north – in the dark age of our history danish and dutch and other north-europeian countries were burning many women because they were called witch often without proof – a sadly part of our culture or history – that’s was the reason I wrote as I did – nowadays it’s a tradition like Halloween …

  1. After my last summer night trip to The Annual Witch Summit auf Den Brocken im Harz/at The Blocksberg in The Harz – my broomstick has – after some necessary service – been parked safely in my broom closet, ready for next year.
    Luckily The Summit is always scheduled to take place at this particular night of the 23rd of June. It would be much to cold this time of the year! Brrrr! 🙂

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brocken
    “The Brocken has always played a role in legends and has been connected with witches and devils; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe took up the legends in his play Faust.”

    Soon again we can look forward to join the choir singing:

    • #.erasmine
      Wonderful song, love it… 🙂

      In Danmark, maybe other places too – was “All Hallows Evening” (Allehelgensaften) first placed in spring but then moved back at the first of november – maybe “danish witches” thought it was to cold – so then we make the party at the midsummer night, it’s more human… ‘hahahaha’

  2. Good Halloween post! So, if this took place in 1982, does it mean that Denmark is still witch-free? Or is the statute of limitations short for witch burnings? : ) You just may have to have yourself another…

    • #.kimberly sullivan
      Not at all, in Denmark still a large number of witches – and that’s wonderful, love them – but seriously many of our traditions all over the world started the real spooky way…

      With some old clothes, some straw and a little wood
      one can make a cute witch easily … 😉

    • #.richard guest
      Thanks Richard – in Denmark 1000s of that kind of “witches” are burned like this every year in june at the midsummer evening celibration in danish it’s called “Sankte Hans Aften”… 🙂

      There have been many “crazy” members in my family during time… ‘hahaha’

      – even a politician and a Le Mans winner but no wicker man as far as I know… ‘hahaha’

    • #.elizabeth
      Our history contains many very scary incidents
      but fortunately so to be scary don’t always need to be evil anymore… 🙂

      A late Happy Halloween from me to you… 🙂

    • #.frizztext
      According to the old Danish superstition so the witches on bonfires are flying down to the german area “Brocken” – Bloksbjerg (danish) Block Mountains (english) – no one ever told me how they came home again – maybe by train… 😉

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