Since Halloween is a celebration that has its roots in Celtic pagan rituals called Samhain

Technically we do not celebrate Halloween in Slovakia. It is not recognized holiday. There are Halloween parties for adults and/or kids and that´s about it. I carve a pumpkin or start a movie marathon of horrors for example. Because I simply like the idea of Halloween.

But some people even hate Halloween here, their opinion being that it as imported and thus unwanted and useless feast. Offically we have All Saints´ Day (1th of November) followed by holiday called All Souls´ day (Dušičky). On November 1, people throughout Slovakia, not only Roman Catholics, observe All Saints’ Day – a day on which people gather in churches and cemeteries to pray for relatives who have passed away. All Saint´s day recognizes all saints and Dušičky commemorates all departed souls.

Many. Halloween is celebrated in the U.K., Ireland and other mostly Western European locations. It’s also celebrated widely in Latin America.

However it is not celebrated in Asia, including India, and China the world’s two most populous countries. It also isn’t celebrated in majority Muslim or Jewish countries such as Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia or Israel as the holiday’s roots are in the Roman Catholic Church. It also isn’t celebrated in Russia, as it’s viewed as Western and not of the Orthodox Church.

Halloween is a holiday. It performed on October 31st every year. And Halloween 2020 will be Saturday, October 31st. Oral history inspired by the first Celtic gala of Samhain. When people will spread light and wear clothes to protect themselves from ghosts.

In the eighth centuplicate, Pope Gregory nominated November 1st to admire all saints. Soon, All Saints’ Day unites some of Samhain’s traditions. The previous sundown was familiar as All Hallows Eve and next Halloween. Over time, Halloween served as a strategy that turned into days of activities. Such as pranks or treats, engraved jack-o-lanterns, festive rallies, costume donations, and eating behaviors. Soon, All Saints’ Day unites some of Samhain’s traditions.

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Why is Halloween not celebrated in India?

We might have happily given chocolates and smiled at kids when they knocked the door on the so called Halloween’s day. This is done to make kids happy. -> In-turn we become happy after seeing their happy face.

But just for your information, What is Halloween? Does this needs to be followed? How can we co-relate this to our culture?

What is Halloween? & What is the history behind Halloween?

Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a spooky celebration observed every year in a number of countries on October 31 – the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day, also known as All Saints’ Day.

The origin of the festival is disputed, and there are both pagan and Christian practices that have evolved into what Halloween is like today.

Some believe it originates from the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain, meaning ‘Summer’s End’ which celebrated the end of harvest season.

Gaels believed that it was a time when the walls between our world and the next became thin and porous, allowing spirits to pass through, come back to life on the day and damage their crops. Places were set at the dinner table to appease and welcome the spirits. Gaels would also offer food and drink, and light bonfires to ward off the evil spirits.

The origins of trick or treating and dressing up were in the 16th century in Ireland, Scotland and Wales where people went door-to-door in costume asking for food in exchange for a poem or song. Many dressed up as souls of the dead and were understood to be protecting themselves from the spirits by impersonating them.

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