Who hasn't heard of the Halloween tradition? Every year on October 31st, the streets are overrun with ghoulish monsters, repulsive zombies, ghastly ghosts, good-natured friends, and trick-or-treaters. Every house and building turns off their lights to summon the world of darkness, while children in a parallel world dance the night of horrors away.
Flowers and Halloween flowers also play a role on this special night, albeit in a more subtle way, in shades of orange, red, and dark colors purposefully chosen to evoke the feelings typically associated with this feast. Girls dress up in costumes, adorning their hair and skirts with flowers, in order to appear both feminine and zombie-like.
Chrysanthemums, flowers associated with tragedy, gerberas, and roses are transformed into unique Halloween decorations. They can also be used to decorate the house, bringing a sense of levity and style to the lives of humans and ghosts.
Yellow, red, and white flowers, for example, can be used to decorate doorways and porches by arranging them inside traditional Halloween pumpkins as if they were vases. And instead of the usual sweet treats, why not give trick-or-treaters a colorful and fragrant flower?