Hyperkreeytiv is once again seeking participants who are willing to share talent and skills, wit and humor in the world of cartoons with the theme “Trick or Treat”–International Call for Participation celebrating All Soul’s Day 2015. Submit in the form of drawing, cartoon, humor and illustrations.
The aim of this project is to educate people about death, ghost and spirit and what is ‘there’ outside this physical world and why it really matters in our journey as individual soul.
Maximum number of entries: 4 cartoons
Size: Not more than 300kb
Start of accepting entries: 4 July 2015
Submission deadline: 25 October 2015
Submit entries at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Trick or Treat?
Trick or Treat is a Halloween tradition celebrating every October 31 where children are wearing Halloween costume to ask for treats such as candies, biscuits and even money. The culture “trick or treat” was started during Middle Ages of medieval era where Christians are going door to door to receive food in return of the prayer for the dead. In Northern America, the tradition started in 1920 where kids go around starting at 5 in the afternoon until 9 in the evening to ask treat from the neighbors.
Today, almost all countries around the globe are celebrating “Trick or Treat” and it is not only for the kids but for youth and adults as well. There are also parties happening everywhere not only in cemeteries but at the offices and commercial shopping mall where kids and teens are wearing different costumes like zombie, skeleton, witches, devil, etc. while the pumpkin carved bowl is always present as the classic symbol of “Trick or Treat.”
About All Soul’s Day
All Soul’s Day is celebrated annually every 1st and 2nd of November as part of Catholic Church culture and other Christian churches tradition. However, November 1st is associated with All Saint’s Day and its vigil while November 2 is a day of prayer for the departed family member and relatives and for the belief that prayer will help the spirit who is in purgatory–a tradition reflected from Catholic dogma.
Not only in Japanese and Chinese tradition that food is being offered to the dead but also practiced in country like Africa, France, Bolivia and Philippines where they believe that the dead taste and eat the food being offered on the grave. Others are offering flowers and conduct mass at cemetery chapel.
In Mexico particularly in Central and South regions, originally the holiday is being celebrated every October 31 but moved to November 1 and 2 which is called “Day of the Dead.” The holiday focuses on praying for the members of the family who have died and help them in their spiritual journey. The traditions include making private altars honoring the deceased using skulls, offering of favorite food and beverages of departed and visiting graves of departed family members, friends and relatives. The “Day of the Dead” tradition originated hundreds of years in Aztec tradition.
In the Philippines, we call the tradition, “Araw ng mgaPatay” or “Day of the Dead” (same with Mexico) which is celebrated by the whole family as a reunion by staying in the cemetery the whole day, some even spending over night from Nov. 1-Nov. 2 bringing food, beverages and game board. Same as other traditions, we also offer flowers, food and prayers to the dead. It is one of the most important holidays in the whole country aside from Christmas and Holy Week.
I love the spirit of Halloween and the energy that comes with it. –Katharine McPhee
But I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner. –Evan Peters
All Souls’ Day/Wikipedia