History and Celebrations of Halloween Eve that you must know
Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”). In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic Festival of Samhain was observed on October 31, at the end of summer. The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day. In Christian times, it became a celebration of the evening before All Saints’ Day. Immigrants from Scotland and Ireland brought the holiday to the United States.
Halloween is celebrated yearly on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It is also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Day. The festival is celebrated to pay tribute to the departed souls of the near and dear ones. No doubt Halloween is celebrated all around the glow with joy and fun but it is in North America and Canada that it maintains its highest level of popularity.
Many children dress up in fancy costumes and visit other homes in the neighborhood. At each house, they demand sweets, snacks or a small gift. If they do not get this, they threaten to do some harm to the inhabitants of the house. This is known as playing ‘trick-or-treat’. Celebrating Halloween is more fun when you decorate the outside of your home with lots of stuff to scare those who dare walk up to your door.
To celebrate this haunted festival people gathered to sacrifice animals, fruits, and vegetables. They also lit bonfires in honor of the dead, to aid them on their journey, and to keep them away from the living. On that day all manner of beings were abroad: ghosts, fairies, and demons–all part of the dark and dread.
A jack-o’-lantern is typically a carved pumpkin. It is associated chiefly with Halloween. Typically, the top is cut off, and the inside flesh then scooped out; an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved onto the outside surface, and the lid replaced.
Halloween Costumes parties are very much part of this festival people love to wear scary costumes. There are also costumes of pop culture figures like presidents, or film, television, and cartoon characters. If you like our ideas then please don’t forget to share this with your friends. also don’t forget to share your reviews.