History of Halloween | Celebration Ideas & Information – Every year on October 31st, the festival of Halloween is celebrated by millions of people around the world to remember the dead, involving martyrs, saints and faithfully departed souls. Alternate names for this occasional event are Allhalloween, All Hallows eve or Samhain, but, it is renowned globe over as Halloween. The joyous festive of Halloween is largely consists of secular practices, though it’s roots traced in the Celtic beliefs of Samhain and the Christian holy day called All Saints. Halloween feast is the perfect time of the year for celebrators to get dressed up in their spookiest best and involved in the festivities.
History of Halloween
Halloween History –Halloween has its roots in the pre-Christian Celtic feast known as Samhain, which dates back to over 2000 years. The Celtic harvest festival was celebrated on November 1st. The Celtic people, who usually lived in Ireland, United Kingdom & northern areas of France. The strongly believed that, the evil spirits who roam on the night before the November 1. And hence on the night of October,31, people in the attires of ghosts and goblins take to the streets, painted their faces to do away with the evil spirits.
Initially, the Celtic people used to place skeleton or scary figures on their windows or doorways on the night before the catholic festival of Samhain, just to represent the departed soul. They also used the vegetable head to frighten evils. This Samhain becomes the Halloween festival with the rise of Christianity. All Saints day, honoring every hollow in Christian religion was assigned on 1st of November, with the intent of replacing Celtic feast, Samhain. The day was mainly dedicated to praying for the souls of dead people. So, Hallows’ Eve came into existence where the traditional customs were retained & redefined giving a new guise to the festive of Samhain. Since then, people across the world continue to celebrate Halloween, which derived from Hallow Evening, by propitiating the spirits.
Halloween Celebration Ideas & Information
Celebration Ideas for Halloween – The festival of Halloween is widely celebrated in many parts of the globe with much zeal and fervor. It is associated with several customs, traditions, spells, glorious costumes, terrifying party themes and delectable recipes. It is one of the most loved and joyful festivals of the world, that truly encompasses an entire universe filled with joy and conviviality. On this day, houses are decorated, streets are illuminating with colorful lights, people exchange gifts, wishes and greeting of this feast with each other. Especially, children and adults can be seen in having a lot of joy on this fascinating Celtic festival by participating in several fun-filled games such as trick-or-treat, play pranks, telling ghost stories, visiting haunted attractions, ghost tours, carving pumpkins from jack-o-lanterns, and much more. There are plenty of options to celebrate Halloween in your own style, and its celebration varies too, in different countries of the world, owing to their culture and customs. Here we have listed few Halloween celebration ideas.
- Organizing interesting Halloween costume party
- Hosting pumpkin carving contest
- Ghost Hunters game
- Halloween Word Scramble Game