Halloween revelries (or seances) probably transpired on your Saturday night, allowing those who really partook in the festivities to sober up on Sunday (not to mention All Saints Day). Perhaps you can relive last night's trick or treating through FADA's works of festive fêtes (French for party!).
Gustave Leonard de Jonghe's protagonist's preparations in Dressing for the Ball (ABOVE), while dressed in 19th century garb (although, whose jacket we wouldn't mind wearing), still resonates with the modern viewer's own rituals before getting ready to dance the night away.
While we hope most of these nights were as joyful as the masquerade represented in Jules Cheret'sThéâtre de l'Opéra, Carnaval. However, for those who may wake up with a pounding head can be happy that they didn't lose it as John the Baptist did after King Herod and Salome's fateful banquet depicted by Edgar Britton.
Edgar Britton, Untitled (Herod and Salome), Bronze, David Cook Fine Art. Click to inquire.