Halloween is the evening before the Christian holy days of All Hallows’ Day (also known as All Saints’ or Hallowmas) on 1 November and All Souls’ Day on 2 November, thus giving the holiday on 31 October the full name of All Hallows’ Eve (meaning the evening before All Hallows’ Day).
What is Halloween Based On –
Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.
The History of Halloween –
Halloween began as the festival of Samhain. It was part of the ancient Celtic religion in Britain and other parts of Europe. At the end of summer, the Celts thought the barrier between our world and the world of ghosts and spirits got really thin.
How is the Halloween Celebrated –
Many Americans celebrate the traditions of the by dressing in costumes and telling tales of witches and ghosts. Pumpkins are carved into glowering jack-o’-lanterns. Children parade from house to house, knocking on doors and calling out “Trick or treat!”
Why do we carve a Pumpkin on Halloween –
The Irish brought the tradition of carving pumpkins into Jack O’Lantern to America. But, the original Jack O’Lantern was not a pumpkin. Pumpkins did not exist in Ireland. Ancient Celtic cultures in Ireland carved turnips on All Hallow’s Eve, and placed an ember in them, to ward off evil spirits.
Halloween Facts –
- This is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.
- The Owl is the popular Halloween image.
- This is correctly spelled as Hallowe’en
- If you see a spider on this night, it could be the spirit of a dead loved one who is watching you.
- This is 31st oct. the last day of Celtic calendar.
- This is the oldest celebration of the world, started 2000 years ago.
- Orange and black are colors because Orange is associated with the fall harvest and Black is associated with the darkness or death.
- Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
- The Village Halloween Parade in the New York city is the largest Halloween Parade in the United States.
- This is short for Hallows-eve.
Americans love it so much. They eagerly wait for the day as it comes once in a year. From extravagant fancy dress costumes and Halloween yard displays to candy corn mania, there’s no denying that these are a big deal in the States. Americans spend a great deal of time and money on yard displays stateside which often go beyond a few carved pumpkins out front with hanging Halloween-themed bunting. Almost every house has some sort of decor. Usually, this included life-sized haunted dolls and mummies with spooky audio accompaniments.
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