Halloween celebrations throughout the world

Oct 27, 2009  Halloween: Where It All Began; Halloween, one of the worlds oldest holidays, is still celebrated today in a number of countries around the globe. In Mexico and other Latin American countries, Da de los Muertosthe Day of the Deadhonors deceased loved ones and ancestors. Throughout the country, Halloween is welcomed with bonfires, party games and traditional food, such as barmbrack, an Irish fruitcake that contains coins, buttons, rings and other fortunetelling objects; and, of course, beer (among other drinks of choice).

Halloween is celebrated throughout the world, with different traditions, names and beliefs. While typical Halloween activities include trickortreating and costume parties, there are a few places around the world where Halloween is so much more than that. Celebration of Halloween began in the 1990s around the downfall of the Soviet regime, when costume and ghoulish parties spread throughout night clubs throughout Russia.

Halloween is generally celebrated by younger generations and is not widely celebrated in civic society (e. g. theaters or libraries). During the Ghede celebration, people will dress as these spirits and paint their faces white. Loud parties and celebrations are held along with other All Saints Day traditions like alterbuilding, feasts and prayers.

Halloween Celebrations Throughout the World. by Darlene McFarlane, Oct 9, 2007 Halloween is one of the Worlds oldest holidays. The name Halloween is a Scottish contraction, derived from the proper name All Hallows Eve. The Halloween celebration in Hong Kong is known as" Yue Lan" (Festival of the Hungry Ghosts) and is a time when it is believed that spirits roam the world for twentyfour hours. Some people burn pictures of fruit or money at this time, believing these images would reach the spirit world and bring comfort to the ghosts.

Unlike most nations of the world, Halloween is not celebrated by the French in order to honor the dead and departed ancestors. It is regarded as an" American" holiday in France and was virtually unknown in the country until around 1996.

During Pchum Ben, a celebration linked to the lunar calendar and often in September, Buddhists honor their dead by bringing sweet sticky rice and beans wrapped in banana leaves to temples and Many similarities exist between this celebration and the Halloween that is celebrated on 31 October around the world.

Children dress up in costumes and go trick or treating, and popular decorations such as carved pumpkins adorn the streets. Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of All Hallows' Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.

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