we have solved most of the issues we had last weekend, but we can understand that for some of you it´s hard now to finish the Magic room on time. For that we have decided to make some changes:
For now the Shadows magicians are winning with a 53%, but both teams have still the chance to win.
Good luck to both sides!!!
Interesting news are coming out from the Smeet planet! For every big fan of our rooms we generetade some new items in a special, unique collection. Can you guess the topic? Halloween, of course! In these horrifing days our level of inspiration increased and we created special items for the folloqing rooms:
Check our shop right now! A Ufo, a super cool new car and a very special Dragon (coming soon) are waiting for you!!!
You will find our exclusive items that are availabe only until the 4th of november! Don't miss this chance to level up with all the Fame Points that you can get!
Enjoy Smeet more then ever with this spooky horror collection!
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We need to thank the Welsh, and Pope Gregory IV for Halloween. Diolch i chi, Cymru. Gratias ago tibi, sancte Pater. I’m referring to Halloween as commemorated in Western Culture; trick or treating, dressing up, pumpkins, apple bobbing, and all that jazz. Incidentally, regarding pumpkins – ditch them; you should be carving turnips (good luck with that).
Various cultures have commemorative days that pay respect to the Departed, be they direct ancestors, martyrs, Saints, or just people we have known. There’s also a little part of marking the oncoming Winter in the northern hemisphere too. As with many celebrations, Halloween is a smorgasbord. But the roots are generally accepted as Welsh. Well, Celtic but to define the Celts would take even longer, so we’ll take the shortcut and call it Welsh. Celebrating the end of Harvest and the beginning of Winter, it would be marked by activities that would now be considered as “Harvest Festival” in nature – much feasting, much drinking, thanking the gods for the harvest, and pleading with them to be kind in the future (and to bring the Sun back).
As with many of the Faiths at the time, there would also be offerings provided to the Ancestors. The aim was to honour the Dead in such a way that they did not try to return to the Living. The Christian Faith is responsible for the name of the Celebration. All Saints’ Day was a variable date until fixed as 1st November by Pope Gregory IV (mid-9th century). There is no accepted single reason for the move; some say it was to mask/replace the existing “pagan” festival, others that it was a practical one (moving a feasting festival from a hot time to a cooler time, so as to preserve the food longer). As with a number of Christian festivals, the evening prior was marked with acts of devotion, and gained its own name – All Hallows’ Evening. Halloween, as a name, first appears in the mid-18th century and is considered as a final concatenation of All Hallows’ Evening (All Hallows’ Evening – All Hallows’ Eve – Allhallowe’en – Hallowe’en – Halloween). The main aspects of Halloween that we know of – dressing up and the collecting of treats – appear to have the same origins. Soul Cakes were simple baked rounds that were presented to “Soulers” – people, mainly children, went around singing, saying prayers and collecting these special cakes.
Eating one was seen as releasing a Soul from Purgatory. Because these Souls might be out looking for payback on anyone who had wronged them in life, the Soulers would wear masks and costumes in order to hide from them. The turnips? Oh – I’d nearly forgotten about them. They were the root vegetable originally used in East Anglia (England) for “Jack-o’-lanterns”, copying an idea from Ireland (the Celts again). Carving out vegetables and using them as lamps goes back several thousand years and is common in many cultures. It’s an easy step to see them used as “Soul Lights”, hollowed out and carved with grotesque faces, and then placed to ward off evil Souls.
While the first recorded reference to a carved pumpkin and Halloween is from the mid-19th century, frankly with vegetable carving being known by so many cultures (and for so long), and with many peoples migrating to the US, in all likelihood someone somewhere was using carved pumpkins as lanterns long before officially recorded. Halloween is marked in various countries around the World, typically because either Christian Missionaries got there first, or American culture got there second. In most places, there was already a pre-existing celebration of similar nature and Halloween was incorporated.
And let’s face it, most people like to dress up at any excuse and who doesn’t like chocolate? Smeet allows you to dress up and celebrate Halloween with many people from many countries. They’ve just not yet worked out how do deliver you a candy. Happy Smeeting!
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