Halloween, also known as Halloween, is a holiday celebrated mainly in the United States, but in recent decades it has become increasingly popular in other parts of the world, including some European countries. Halloween is usually celebrated on October 31st.
The holiday of Halloween has its roots in ancient Celtic and Celtic-Christian traditions. It was originally known as “Samhain” and marked the end of summer and the beginning of winter. They believed that this was the period when the boundaries between the world of the living and the dead were most blurred, and therefore the spirits of the dead were believed to return to Earth. People dressed up in scary costumes and set off fireworks to ward off evil spirits.
In modern times, Halloween is a holiday that children and adults celebrate by dressing up in various costumes, often associated with scary characters such as witches, vampires, monsters, and the like. Children go door-to-door asking for candy using the phrase “trick-or-treat,” meaning that they will be rewarded with candy or other snacks. Many homes are decorated with spooky decorations, pumpkins carved into scary faces (called “jack-o’-lanterns”), and other Halloween symbols.
Celebrating Halloween is fun and social, but it also has roots in ancient beliefs about ghosts and witches. In some cultures, it is also a time for various traditional games and rituals associated with the celebration.