Halloween is a popular and a unique occasion primarily celebrated in United States, Canada, Ireland and United Kingdom on 31st October. Marked by activities like trick-or-treating, costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, visiting haunted attractions and indulging in other activities of horror nature. We always wondered, where did this occasion get this “horror” theme?
Halloween has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints’ Day. The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the Otherworld became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. It is believed that the need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks.
Their purpose was to disguise oneself as a harmful spirit and thus avoid harm. Bonfires played a large part in the festivities. The name ‘Halloween’ and many of its present-day traditions derive from the Old English era.
You can now celebrate Halloween with our Windows 7 Halloween Theme which consists of 30+ Hi-Res, but “super scary” wallpapers, custom “eerie” sounds and “frightening” icons which can bring a real “spooky” feeling on to your desktop.
Screenshots For Windows 7 Halloween Theme:
These are just a few of the 30+ awesome scary wallpapers that come with this theme. Download the theme to get them all.
Custom Sounds & Icons For Halloween Theme:
Like always we have selected a very special set of icons and sounds for the Halloween theme. They are more scary than any other theme we have ever created.
The sounds included fit the occasion quite well, they are sure to chill your bones!
Download Windows 7 Halloween Theme:
We have a dedicated download page for the Halloween Windows 7 Theme. You can also view and download other themes in our Windows 7 Themes Gallery.
Fun Facts and Trivia About Halloween:
- The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century.
- Halloween represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-Even (“evening”), that is, the night before All Hallows Day.
- One quarter of all the candy sold annually in the U.S. is purchased for Halloween.
- The original Jack O’Lanterns were carved from turnips, potatoes or beets.
- Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
- Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
- According to folklore, the jack-o-lantern got his name from a man named Jack, who tricked the devil.
- Mexico celebrates ‘The Day of the Dead’ instead of Halloween.