What is Halloween
Whenever you think about Halloween or Hallowe’en, you start thinking about scary outfits, lots of candies or carved pumpkin faces. But do you really know what Halloween is and why people celebrate it? Well, it is important for everyone to know about the main reason behind this fun loving occasion.
The term Halloween is derived from the expression, “All Hallows Eve”. It is considered as feast on October 31. This day celebrated an eve before All Saints’ or All Hallows’ Day.
The celebration symbols the day earlier than the Western Christian dinner of All Saints and begins the next season of Allhallowtide, which is for the next three consecutive days and ends with All Souls’ Day.
In many parts of Europe and most of the North America, celebration of Halloween is largely not with religious purpose.
It is also observed that on the day of Samhain the stripe between living and dead became thin and the spirits of the another world were allowed to travel our world throughout this day, both spirits of departed loved ones during the previous year as well as evil spirits of fairies as well as ghouls gazing to cause mischief and harm.
The Celts, eagerly wait for a visit from their departed loved ones, would set a place at the table for them and organize a meal for them. They also place treats outside the doors of their houses for the wandering spirits.
To ward off evil spirits from their houses
the Celts were famous to set carved pumpkins or turnips in front of their main doors. If they go out in the night they wear scary costumes so that if they come across an evil spirit they would be mistaken for an evil spirit themselves and thus are sheltered from trouble.
Halloween is famous between millions of people in numerous countries as a fun occasion for children by dressing up with costumes and going door-to-door to get candy with saying “trick or treat”.
But Halloween is also acknowledged as a time of goblins, witches, ghouls and ghosts.
On the one hand, some Christians see Halloween as a harmless time of fun and some people believe it as, a horrible and demonically inspired night that should not to be celebrated.
In recent years, the craze of Halloween is also increasing among youngsters in Asian countries. This set a wonderful example of growing the value of various celebrations over various countries.
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