The word “Halloween” is actually a contraction of the words “Al Hallows evening”. The festival itself is also known in various cultures as Hallowe’en, All Saints’ Eve, All Hallows’ Eve, and Allhallowe’en. Halloween is observed by communities across the planet on the 31st of October of every year.
Many spiritual scholars describe Halloween as the celebration that started as Celtic Harvest festivals and that it has solely Christian roots. The actual festival of Halloween includes a number of events including costume parties, theme parties, and decoration of carved pumpkins, Trick or Treat, and other dramatic events.
- Bonfires, divination games, apple popping, and pranks are the main charms of Halloween.
- Haunted places also fascinate a lot of adventure lovers and party seekers.
- Horror movies and TV shows are also telecasted.
- Religious people also visit holy places like church for special prayers and candle-lighting on graves.
- One fascinating activity for kids is Trick or Treat. Children wear costumes and go door-to-door for treats like candies.
Fundraising for UNICEF:
This holiday not only socializes people but also benefits orphans, homeless people, and people who can’t go to school, through UNICEF. In the last few decades, UNICEF has been raising funds through various holidays, one of which is Halloween. Trick or Treat is one of the best ways to help out, by collecting even small amounts like a single penny.
Costumes are the charm of any event, and Halloween also depends on them. People customize their outfits to look like Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves, and other “Monsters”. Costume parties and DJ parties are also held and people enjoy the holiday and its events.
On Halloween, a number of delicious meals are prepared which includes: Barmbrack, Bonfire Toffee, Candy Apples (or Toffee Apples) Candy Corn, Candy Pumpkins, Monkey Nuts, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Roasted Sweet Corn, Soul Cakes and Colcannon. People also treat themselves to candy shaped like skulls, pumpkins, bats, and worms, depending on the part of the world.