History of Halloween celebration:
Halloween is a holiday celebrated in much of the Western world, especially in English-speaking countries, the night of October 31, the eve of All Saints Day (November 1).
Although the party has a Celtic origin, be imported to America by Irish and some have done so much marketing for North America, most people consider it an American holiday.
The history of Halloween dates back more than 2,500 years ago when the Celtic year ended at the end of summer , on October 31 in our calendar. Cattle were grouting the meadows in the stables. That last day was supposed that the spirits could come out of the graveyard and take over the bodies of the living to rise again. To avoid this, the Celtic villages littered houses and “decorated” with bones, skulls and other unpleasant things happen so long dead scared, hence the tradition of decorating houses with sinister motives in the current Eve all . the saints and costumes.
Halloween was born in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday of All Saints’ Day. Largely, it is a secular celebration, but some believe it has a religious background. It is known that Irish immigrants passed versions of the tradition to North America during the Great Irish Famine of 1840, when thousands left their homeland and immigrated to the United States and parts of Canada.
The word Halloween is a derivation of the phrase ” All Hallows’ Eve “(Eve of All Saints). It was celebrated in English-speaking countries, mainly in Canada, USA, Ireland and the UK. The expansive force of American culture has made Halloween has also become popular in other Western countries.
The day is often associated with the colors orange and black, and is strongly associated with symbols such as carved or sculpted pumpkin, known in English as Jack-o’-Lantern. Typical Halloween activities include the famous “trick or treat” and costume parties, plus bonfires, visiting haunted houses, joking, reading scary stories and viewing horror films.