Roll Up - Roll Up for the La Cala Members Social Halloween Spooktacular ! So much going on that, for once, the photos will spook for themselves !
Halloween involves costumes, monsters, scary movies, toffee apples, witches, pumpkins, trick and treating plus a whole load of traditions. But why did we start celebrating it in the first place, and how did it turn into the occasion we know today?
Halloween is a descendant of the Celtic festival of Samhain, a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. As the nights grow longer, it is believed that the barrier between our world and the spirit realm begins to thin, allowing a passageway to open up between the two worlds. Wearing a Halloween Costume wards off the malevolent spirits that roam freely on Halloween Night.
Our La Cala ladies and partners all joined in to the spirit of the day and in a sea of black and orange, ghosts and ghouls, zombies and witches were free to wander the fairways where infestations of creepy crawlies and pumpkins were reported.
As night drew in the witches coven convened around their cauldron where copious amounts of blood red wine was spilt and many spirits were flying through the air across the bar.
The invasion of the Pumpkins continued as to enter the coven lair all who were deemed worthy to pass to the other side had to undergo the torture of the carved pumpkin face !
The evening light cast an errie orange glow over the entrants to the lair..
It was fabulous to see the amount of effort that the victims put into their costumes and Janice had arranged for the tables for be spookily decorated so the atmosphere was great and everyone had a spooktacular evening!
La Cala Photos by Loraine Murphy El Soto Photos by Loraine Murphy & Frank Johnstone