Halloween Puff

October 31 is just around the corner and, to celebrate, we have included in our catalog a fun and comfortable puff in the shape of the characteristic Halloween pumpkins – or Jack-o-lanterns, as they are known in the Celtic tradition.

This comfortable puff can bring an original and casual touch in bars and clubs, recreating the terrifying atmosphere of Halloween, but also in any home, either for decorating the living room or the children’s room, providing that magical and irreverent touch that the party needs.

Halloween pumpkin shaped pouf
Halloween Puff

We have designed the Halloween Puffs in two sizes: a large model (42 cm diameter x 45 cm high) for spacious places and a small one (40 cm diameter by 35 cm high), which fits in small spaces.

This pumpkin-shaped puff is ideal for decorating for Halloween, a celebration of Celtic origin – formerly called Samhain – with which they celebrated the end of the harvest. According to tradition, the dark season or Celtic New Year then began. At that moment, the line dividing the world of the living from the world of the dead was blurred, allowing spirits – both evil and good – access to the sphere of the living. Masks and disguises are used to ‘fool’ evil entities by adopting their appearance.

Via My Sweets Avannah
Via My Sweets Avannah

This tradition ‘landed’ in the USA in 1840, after the Great Irish Famine. Immigrants spread the custom of placing giant hollow pumpkins with candles inside inspired by the legend of Jack’s Lantern. The different versions of the myth tell, in essence, the story of Jack, a stingy and lying farmer who manages to trick the devil into not stealing his soul. Although he manages to dodge hell, he cannot go to heaven as a result of his wickedness. He is trapped, with no light to illuminate him and, to taunt him, the demon throws a flame at him, which the man places on a giant turnip that he ends up using as a lantern to guide him. To scare the demon away from their homes, both in Ireland and in Scotland, giant turnips -later pumpkins- were placed to recreate Jack’s dark face illuminated by flames.

According to legend, during the night of Halloween, Jack wanders from house to house giving its inhabitants the choice between trick-or-treat with him – Trick-or-treat in English. To prevent him from cursing the home it is best to make a deal with him, no matter how high the cost he asks for.

The custom was gradually introduced in the United States, where it began to be celebrated on a massive scale in 1921, when the first Halloween parade was held in Minnesota. The tradition went global thanks to movies and television during the 1970s and 1980s. The release in 1978 of John Carpenter ‘s Halloween, a film set on All Hallows‘ Eve, would contribute to the expansion of this holiday, becoming a benchmark in B horror films.

Halloween PuffAlthough Spain usually celebrates All Saints’ Day, which has a religious origin, more and more people tend to celebrate this holiday by assimilating Anglo-Saxon customs. Few people resist the temptation to organize a costume party, take advantage of the opportunity for children to enjoy fun trick-or-treating routes and make scary stories, jokes or horror movies the protagonists of an evening in the company of friends.

The Halloween Puff helps to recreate the characteristic atmosphere of Halloween night, combining comfort with the terrifying ‘look’ of this party that, thanks to this seat, can be scary.

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