Halloween is one of the most popular festival celebrated in large number of countries of the world. The festival is observed at 31st of October every year. This festival is known by many names like Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve, etc. Historically All Hallows’ Eve is celebrated for the remembrance of martyrs, saints and other faithful people in Christianity, firstly suggested by Pope Boniface IV in 7th century. While the Other Christian Religious Personalities after Boniface IV, have made many modification on it.
It is also said that Halloween is much similar with the ancient Celtic Festival, named “Samhain”, to making clarification about this fact; we want to share a specific part of the Essay “Halloween Day” with special thanks to Wikipedia, which states; “It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain & Brythonic
festival Calan Gaeaf: that such festivals may have had pagan roots; and that Samhain itself was
Christianize as Halloween by the early Church.”
BBC states in its article “All Hallows’ Eve” that “The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions also claims that Hallowe’en “absorbed and adopted the Celtic new year festival, the eve and day of Samhain”.
Without going any further brief research about it history, here we want to discuss other traditions and activities of this festival. Carving pumpkins is mostly used in the holiday of Halloween. People especially Children wear Halloween Costumes, the costumes that give a frightening look, attending their relevant parties, watching horror movies, doing fireworks or lighting bonfires, telling Scary Stories. An interesting game the children played in such festival is “trick-or-treating”, In which they reaches home to home with wearing the Halloween costumes and ask them by said “trick-or-treating” which means either they give them any gift usually candies or the Children may doing any naughty act with them.
In short it is also celebrated in the countries other than Christian, and become most popular event now-a-days.
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