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How Well Do You Know Halloween?

It's time to wear a fancy costume and stock -up the desserts, sweets, and beverages to celebrate the much-awaited festival of the year!

However, many of you might have queries such as how Halloween got its name and why we celebrate it every year? I have gathered a bunch of information to help you know the answers.

Going back to European customs, Halloween started from the old Gaelic celebration called Samhain, followed by the prominent part of the world. The festive day symbolized to praise the end of reap season, and it signified the conclusion of summer. On the other hand, the Pagan Samhain was Christianized into Halloween by the early Christianity, and later-day traditions have their threads in old myths and beliefs.

Amid of Pagans rituals and early Christianity, there were many developments in celebration to bid goodbye to the harvest season, their onwards roots of Halloween started to take new shape and traditions. Basically, the word Halloween itself is a Scottish phrase for All Hallows Eve; which implies the night prior to All Saints ' Day.

Generally, Gales believed that the space between spirituality and reality would be lean at this particular time of the year. Thus, in order to shield their crops, they practiced to provide a space for the friendly spirits on supper tables and use bonfires to drive away wicked spirits.

Later, trick or treating and sprucing-up in startling costumes originated from sixteenth Century in Ireland, Scotland and Wales to imitate the spirits of the dead to guard themselves against unusual consequences at the sensitive time of the year.

What is the reason behind the noteworthy date of Halloween?

The word Halloween originates from Hallowe'en, signifying "hallow night or scary night" or even sacred night as per tradition and rituals around the world. However, Halloween is a renowned term though. Allegedly the customs of special day originate from Celtic reap celebrations of Samhain celebrated during the end of summer, albeit a few communities bolster the view that festival started freely as a Christian celebration. Hence people around the world started to follow the Halloween night on October 31 every year, and it sustained till days present.

What is the best way to celebrate the Halloween Eve?

Various festivities will be organized in the backyard, private property or a haunted place followed by fancy costume parties. The people will add a slash to the evening by dressing up in an unusual way to emulate devils, animals, witches, party theme or any imaginary characters from horror movies. Thus, if you have any plans to organize a party then it is essential to decorate the surrounding in a spooky way to scare the dark, this way you can keep the horror ambiance alive and your guests will like it. Pumpkin lantern is commonly observed attraction in most of the events; nevertheless, you can try something new to add more colors to the evening to grab the attention of participants, for more fun keep a certain theme to the party and address the visitors to follow it.

The below are few ways to add a notch to the Halloween celebration

  • Try designing your own fancy costume
  • Go out for a camping, take some s'mores, and share ghost stories around a bonfire
  • Collect the unused things and design haunted house at your home
  • Colors are attractive, try goofy face painting
  • Watching documentaries of ghost stories gives you more fun
  • Plan a spooky night out or hike with friends
  • Pumpkin is everywhere during Halloween, but give a try to taste few snacks too
  • A Scary prank is the real fun, however before trying one; make sure that person enjoy being scared
Events having adult signboard are pretty obvious, but there are many family-friendly events too, you can take your children's and let them have fun in their own space; precisely dedicated for them. Also, many schools organize various events such as pumpkin decorating competition, harvest party games, school scarecrow contest and costume parades to entertain the kids. Hence, Halloween has never been particular about the celebration or any specific age-group, people find new ways to enjoy the evening every year, and this could be the reason why people are excited every year to be a part of celebration every year. Thus, it's up to you whether to go out or enjoy it from the solace of your backyard!

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