Art and culture

  • Activities and games for Halloween

    Halloween is celebrated on October 31, the evening before All Saints' Day. It is a holiday that is mainly celebrated in England, Ireland, the US and Canada. Unfortunately, Halloween is not celebrated that big in the Netherlands, but that does not mean that we will not do anything. Therefore a number of fun craft ideas, game activities and recipes in a row! ...
  • Halloween from the past to the present

    Every year we celebrate Halloween on the night of October 31. Everyone is getting ready to be scared. This holiday is mainly celebrated in the United States. The origin, however, is far back in history, with the Celts. Origin and development Halloween is a Celtic holiday. Their calendar began on November 1, on All Saints Day. ...
  • Celebrate Halloween

    Halloween, an old tradition is becoming more and more established in Europe. But few know where the Halloween tradition and symbols come from. Origin and meaning of Halloween The word "Halloween" is derived from "All Hallows even", the day before "All Hallows Day", or All Saints' Day. ...
  • Halloween in Germany: susses or saures!

    Susses or Saures! That is what you hear everywhere in Germany at Halloween. Because even in Germany children like to walk around the streets dressed as ghost, pumpkin or skeleton and ask for candy. You can also see pumpkins with lights in front of the doors everywhere. Flower pots are sold in the form of pumpkins and you can buy Halloween decorations everywhere. ...
  • Mexican Halloween

    On 31 October, people go out into the streets dressed up: it's Halloween. This day of hollowed-out pumpkins, costumed children going along and calling "trick or treat" and the day before All Saints' Eve, is not only celebrated in North America and Western Europe. Mexico also has a kind of Halloween. ...
  • Making a pumpkin face (carving pumpkins)

    The pumpkins are ripe again around autumn. In addition to being able to make pumpkin from soup, you can also cut a face here. In this article you can read how you can easily transform a pumpkin into a nice lamp with a face in it, as shown in the image on the right. Pumpkins Pumpkins come in many colors, shapes and sizes Another word for pumpkin is gourd, this word is not so common nowadays. ...
  • Halloween, creepy in the dark

    The night before All Saints' Day is Halloween. Children come frighteningly dressed past the door to get sweets. The phrase 'trick or treat' can be heard everywhere. A hollowed-out pumpkin, the Jack O'Lantern, stands next to the door to keep the demons out. Halloween became extremely popular in America, but the roots of this ancient celebration are in Ireland. ...
  • Halloween, history

    "Halloween" partying has not yet become popular with the population, such as Christmas or Sinterklaas, but it is certainly on the rise in the last few years. Where does the name "Halloween" come from? When will it be celebrated? What is the underlying history? Halloween has a rich and long-standing history. ...
  • Dirty recipes for Halloween or for horror parties

    The end of October. Halloween is back in the country! Do you want to spend a nice evening with your family and friends? Which can! Put on a good horror movie or go out on the road with the flashlight and your evening can't go wrong. Add some dirty dishes and your Halloween night will certainly be a success! ...
  • Everything about Halloween, from history to the present

    Halloween is becoming increasingly popular in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. More and more people decorate their homes and there are also more parties. In some towns and villages the children even drop by for trick or treat. But what is the history of Halloween and the meaning? History The history of Halloween goes back many years and originally it is actually a Celtic party. ...
  • Creepiest Halloween stories

    The horror books and films in the overview below are among the creepiest ever made. Feel like bringing a creepy Halloween atmosphere into your home with a book or a movie, then you can make a choice from the creepiest Halloween stories ever with the following overview. Some of the titles that are covered are Salem's Lot, The Bread, Drowned Sorrow, Haunted, Let's Scare Jessica To Death, Evilspeak, and Dead End. ...
  • Halloween: face painting and dressing up

    In the night of October 31 to November 1, a lot of creeps are walking in the street again. To dress up as a creep, you can of course walk to the store and buy a package. Every year a new suit becomes an expensive business. It is much more fun to be a little creative and to get started yourself. ...
  • Samhain celebration in Ireland

    Halloween has not been popular in our country for very long, certainly not in comparison with Ireland where the Halloween spectacle is simply fantastic. By the way, the Halloween event is originally a real Irish affair and the tradition of the Halloween party at the end of October is no less than two thousand years old. ...
  • Halloween and a pumpkin with a light

    Pumpkins are hollowed out and lightly placed in it. Children go by the door to beg candy. Ring the bell and say "trick or treat", which means "we want a treat (or treat us)". Children as well as adults dress up as witches, ghosts, spirits, skeletons or zombies. ...
  • The history and meaning of Halloween

    A large part of the American population celebrates Halloween. Everyone is busy decorating their house, giving a Halloween party and of course dressing up as scary as possible! They put so much effort into having a great costume, collecting the tastiest candy, and making their home as frightening as possible, but do the Americans themselves know why they celebrate Halloween and where it all started? ...
  • The meaning of the Sint-Maarten party

    The St. Maarten party is celebrated in much of the Netherlands and Belgium. Children then go to the houses and sing a song to pick up sweets or fruit. In some villages a collection is also held for a good cause. But where does the party actually come from? Who was St. Maarten and why are people walking with a lantern? ...
  • November 11, a special day

    It is almost the eleventh of the eleventh again. The start of Carnival, the holiday of St. Maarten or just a crazy day. For some countries it is the National Holiday. Eleven is a number that occupies us in a negative or positive sense. Eleven: two ones in the same bite. The number eleven The number 11 is considered a mad number in popular numerology. ...
  • Sint Maarten nice tips for treats and decorations

    Sint Maarten is a holiday for many children. November 11th is the time again, children walk with their lanterns from door to door to sing a song hoping for a (tasty) treat. But what can you treat to? It is also a nice idea to decorate the garden, sidewalk or door, to welcome the children, but how do you approach this best? ...
  • Sinterklaas activities for inside and outside

    It's almost time! Sinterklaas is coming to our country again. To get all the way in the Santa Claus mood you can think of all kinds of fun games and activities for this big party! Children in particular love to become a real Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet! But of course you first have to practice well for that! ...
  • Sinterklaas: Games for young children

    The days around the Sinterklaas party are exciting and the waiting often takes a long time for young children. Time to play some fun games. In this article a number of simple games to play with toddlers and six or seven year olds: an inside quest, for example, shoe memory or an assignment game with dice. ...