Spooky Treats and Halloween

Halloween celebrations with skeletons

Halloween is the acronym for Al Hallows’ Eve. People observe this holiday on the 31st of Oct 2023. The respective content holds some of the facts about this event.

Why is Halloween a ceremonialist?

The origins of Halloween are embedded in ancient traditions that have evolved over centuries. The genesis of Halloween traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The later festival marked the end of the harvest season. The Celts believed that on the night of Oct 31st, the boundary between the living and the dead was vague. It allows the spirits to roam about the earth.

scary pumpkins

How do people celebrate Halloween?

There are different celebrations of Halloween around the world. But the most common traditions associated with Halloween are the:

  • Costumes: There are various costumes ranging from ghosts, and witches to villain characters. Making themselves look spooky.
  • Haunted houses and Decorations: Many communities worldwide set up their houses as haunted. This is dedicated to spookiness. Visitors walk through, ensuring a horror thrill from the ambiance.
  • Trick-or-Treat and Jack-o-lanterns: This is the most loved activity, especially among children. They go from house to house, ringing the doorbells and saying “Trick or Treat”. You give a candy albeit or otherwise be ready for a prank. People hollow the pumpkins and carve horror faces on them along with placing a candle inside them. This pumpkin is now a jack-o-lantern.
  • Parties and Gatherings: Halloween remains uncelebrated if parties do not exist. People of all ages gather and enjoy festive foods and drinks.
halloween celebrations

Conclusion:

Halloween’s roots from the ancient Celtic traditions have now become a global event of life and death, including supernatural aspects. Different communities have different perspectives about after death so accordingly they tend to celebrate their beliefs. Correspondingly one can say that Halloween serves as a connection between the past and the mysteries of the beyond.

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