Why Do We Celebrate Halloween?

Halloween is a time when we dress up and celebrate the things that terrify us most. The ghouls and ghosts of our nightmares become friends for one night, so it makes sense to welcome them in at this spooky celebration!

The Celts, who lived in Ireland and Scotland but some parts of France as well were once known for their autumn festival called Samhain which means ‘the end of summer.’ They would celebrate this time when crops are at their peak. However it wasn’t just them – other cultures across Europe also celebrated harvest festivals like Mexican Day Of The Dead or Italian Pomona where they commemorate dead ancestors by feasting on food offerings left behind after centuries-old customs died out among Christians during the Middle Ages.

In the UK, Halloween is a long tradition that goes back to Celtic times over 2000 years ago.

In America, this holiday started as an attempt by Christians in Ireland and Scotland who were being pressured by their government not to celebrate All Hallows Eve–a major pagan festival marking the underworld’s transition from fertility into death before Christmas came along with its new beliefs about life after death which included heaven & hell.

The Celts celebrated Samhain as a festival to honor the dead and celebrate their lives. The New Year for this wintery day signaled that it was time to say goodbye, but also brought hope in knowing death would be coming soon too- so you could have some fun before going off into its cold arms after all!

The Catholic Church’s attempt to rid Ireland of its pagan roots led them on a campaign against all things “Luciferian.” Soon after, in 806 AD pope, Gregory III designated November 1 as an annual holiday where people celebrate by making huge bonfires and costumes while also having angelic/devilish spirits around for entertainment’s sake. This was known then simply enough time- commemoration day but over centuries would evolve into today’s celebration we know now: Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve depending upon which language one speaks!

In the modern-day, we follow a lot of the spooky traditions associated with Halloween such as wearing costumes and having parties. In England, it’s become popular to celebrate this event by getting together at houses for some fun games that will make your friends scream!

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For many cultures around the world, Halloween is a time to celebrate the death and remember those who have passed. In Mexico for example they hold an annual celebration called Día de Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) from October 31st – November 2nd which includes family members trapping their dead ancestors on sugar Equal heights as partook spirit-lifting drink before honoring them with food & dance at this festival.

Japan has some of the most creative and fun Halloween celebrations in all of Asia. One such event is Kawasaki’s annual parade which, despite being an international holiday for many countries around this time each year, was first held back in 1972 as a means to celebrate Japanese culture with its own unique twist on things like Costumes (and now it even offers rewards!).

The best part? You don’t need any experience or talent because they’ll be judging your costume!

In the Czech Republic, people place chairs by their fireside on Halloween night. There is one chair per living family member and one outside for each spirit that has passed away in order to honor them during October 31st-November 2nd celebrations

This custom originates from pagan times when they would kill animals or distribute food across boundaries at this time of year which were markers separating cultivated land parcels into smaller fields with various uses scattered throughout them—a sort like modern farming practice known as “field agriculture.” To keep watch over these areas so nothing wrong comes along but might be hard if not impossible today due to how quickly technology evolves nowadays!


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