Many people are waiting for the holiday in honor of All Saints Day, it is called Halloween! It is celebrated on October 31 not only in America, but throughout the world. Events take place in different parts of the world and surprise with their colorfulness!
Some believe that the holiday was brought to the United States by Scottish immigrants. With this came the Catholic faith. People believed that before going to heaven or hell, the soul goes to purgatory. She lives there for a while, then descends back to earth to say goodbye to her relatives. On October 31, they began to celebrate in the church, and then they went to the cemetery and coaxed the souls with sweets, pastries, fruits, so that the souls would not disturb the living.
The tradition of dressing up in various costumes came from France. This tradition has developed due to the fact that otherworldly forces could not figure out living people and harm them. Now mind-blowing outfits are being created to surprise other participants with them every year. The way of self-expression appealed not only to Americans, but also to people from other countries.
- the main symbol of the day is Jack’s lamp, which is carved from a pumpkin;
- the full moon rarely coincides with the date, but every year the participants of the event wait for this event;
- girls guess the future, love, family relationships;
- The famous illusionist Harry Houdini died on a holiday: he was hit in the stomach by a student, provoking an exacerbation of his appendix.
How to celebrate
It’s simple: gather your friends, dress up, apply makeup and go on an adventure! Organize a party, invite a large mass of people. Don’t forget to decorate your house and yard. The environment matters a lot. Don’t forget to take part in the parade – find out what time the event starts in your city. Sing songs, dance, take pictures and meet interesting people.
When is Halloween celebrated in 2022?
Halloween is observed on October 31 each year.