Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The Art of Halloween

This year, Art of Clean is running a pumpkin carving/best dressed Competition.

Do you have what it takes to dress the best or carve the most outstanding pumpkin?

Here's our attempt.


The Winner will receive a £20 gift voucher for the Grafton Centre - Cambridge, UK.

Entries close on Midnight 31st October.

A little history of Halloween, for those of you that are interested past the sweets and make-up.

All Hallows' Eve is derived from the Celtic festival of Samhain, which celebrates the end of the harvest in Gaelic culture. On this night - 31st October, the veil between this world and the next is believed to be the thinnest, when the spirits of the past would cross-over and wreak havoc, destroying crops and bringing sickness.

If you dressed as a ghost or demon, it was believed that you would fool the spirits and escape their evil.

Likewise, the carving and illuminating of pumpkin or turnip skulls would mirror the effect of playing dress-up and scare the spirits away from your door.

How happy or scary looking your pumpkin needs to be is something that's up for debate.

Disclaimer: It doesn't have to be a Pumpkin; if you only have Turnips, Potatoes, or any other fruit or veg, give it a go.

PS. if you happen to have any pumpkin related disasters in your home on or around this spooky night, feel free to give us a call and we'll pop out to clean those stains and vanquish those ghosts...well, we'll definitely clean.

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