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Halloween Around The World

The origin of Halloween lies further back in the past than you may imagine. In fact, the beginning of Halloween can be traced back to the festival of Samhain, a Celtic celebration that's around AROUND THE HALOWEEN 2,500 years old. Over the years, old traditions and ancient myths have evolved into today's WORLD candy culture of trick or treating and fabulous fancy dress. Here's a look at how the world celebrates the spookiest of holidays! MOST POPULAR COSTUMES MOST POPULAR PET COSTUMES USA 70% 54 million people will thro or attend a Halloween party of Americans bought Halloween decorations for their home or office in 2013 72% 78% of Americans will Halloween isn't just for humans! of 18-24 year olds dressed in costume in 2014 hand out candy! 33 million people will get into the Halloween spirit by visiting a haunted house 23 million people will dress their pets in costumes Families in UK and Ireland would stay up late, and eat small round cakes called soul cakes. Households lit candles in every room to guide souls back to visit their earthly homes Over Halloween 1 million pumpkins are purchased in the UK More than 7 million The origin of Trick or Treating is thought to come from the tradition of giving soul cakes trick or treaters will knock on over 26 million doors JAPAN RIP Many Brazilians celebrate the public holiday Dia de los ñatitas by visiting cemeteries and churches on 2 November Decorations are fairly commonplace, particularly the American Jack O Lanterns Similar to other Day of the Dead festivals, people visit cemeteries and churches with offerings of flowers, candles, and prayers Fancy dress after dark is popular in certain areas, in particular Kobe where in October 2012, about 1700 people dressed in costumes to take part in the Halloween Festival B9LIVIA. In pre-Columbian times, there was a tradition of spending a day with the bones of ancestors on the third year after burial. Even today, families keep the skulls for such rituals Dia de los natitas ("Day of the Skulls") is a festival celebrated in La Paz, Bolivia, on 9th November Family members' skulls are kept at home to preside over and protect the family. On 9 November, the skulls are crowned with flowers and offered cigarettes, alcohol, and other items in thanks for the year's protection BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Halloween is celebrated as All Saints Day, on 1 November, and immediately followed by All Souls Day (Áraw ng mga Patay) on 2 November NOV Similar to carol singing, Pangangaluluwa saw local groups go house to house and offer a song in exchange for money or food Trick or Treating is becoming increasingly popular, and gradually replacing the tradition of Pangangaluluwa In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 'Night of Witches' is celebrated by younger generations, who wear costumes and masks on Halloween MEXICO OCT Prior to Spanish colonisation, Day of the Dead took place at wwwww ww the beginning of summer. It was 31 moved to 31 October to coincide with the Roman Catholic festival In Mexico, Halloween isn't celebrated, but the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday is a huge celebration on the 31 October, 1and 2 November of Allhallowtide RIP To celebrate, private altars (ofrendas) of sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite foods of the departed are built to honor the deceased, and graves are visited with these as gifts OMANA Home to Bram Stoker's Dracula, Halloween in Romania is a celebration of the fictional character One of the biggest Halloween parties takes place in Transylvania, birthplace of Vlad the Impaler (aka Dracula) 175 YEARS Angels FANCY DRESS Sources |

Halloween Around The World

shared by billytrail on Oct 26
Halloween is one of the world’s oldest celebrations, but the form in which the holiday can be found today is quite different from what we might have seen in the past. Yes, strange as it may seem, Ha...




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