The Truth About Halloween! Costumes Ideas & Halloween Themed Food Ideas!
Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31 by many western Christians & many non-Christians around the world.
The word Halloween means “hallowed evening” or “holy evening” comes from All Hallows’ Eve, the night before All Hallows’ Day. It is characterized by many traditional activities like costume parties, trick-or-treating, bonfires and making jack-o-lanterns.
Halloween has its beginnings in the ancient Celtic festival, also known as Samhain and also in Ireland over 2,000 years ago.
It is not an official holiday. All government departments work as usual.
Children and adults dress up in different scary masks in order to broadcast the evil spirits and also to prosecute.
Please be careful on this day, because of the children in costumes on the streets in the late afternoon, because they play and have fun and do not take much care by around.
Trick-or-treating is the main activity on Halloween. The children proceed from house to house in different scary costumes, asking for treats with the question, “Trick or treat?”
The night reserved for the game Trick-or-treating in Ohio, Iowa, and Massachusetts is also known as Beggars Night.
In Europe, the Halloween is seen with more skepticism, and the police warn about games and the Halloween in general and suspects of causing accidents
Part of the history of Halloween is Halloween costumes and it is it is quite commercialized. Shakespeare mentioned the special moment of dressing up in costumes in his comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1593).
The custom had been popularized in 1952 by Walt Disney in the cartoon Trick or Treat.
UNICEF supported Halloween and organized national campaign to raise money for charitable causes and children through the game “Trick-or-treating”
Halloween was commercialized in the 1900-s, with the production of postcards and die-cut paper decorations.
The famous special symbols of Halloween are the Symbols pumpkins, ghosts and walking skeletons, witches and wizards like a connection between the life and death and protection from the evil spirits.
The biggest parade for Halloween is “The Village Halloween parade “in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in the United States, including around 50,000 participants
In many countries in Europe, such as France and Australia, Halloween is not accepted and is characterized as unwanted commercial American influence.
So if you celebrate Halloween don’t forget to make funny creative photos!
Here are also some Halloween decoration ideas for your Home & Halloween party food ideas (Halloween themed food)! Enjoy!