When is Halloween 2020 & 2021 Dates | Facts & History: Every year, celebration of Halloween takes place on 31st of October and it is the latest name of Samhain, i.e. an ancient holiday of Celtic. American people celebrate the day as spiritual start of any new year. Moreover, people involve in varieties of activities on the Halloween Day with the aim to achieve good fortune for the coming months and years.
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Belief behind the Halloween Festival
Ancient people perceive that ghosts and spirits come back to the earth on the day of Halloween. Accordingly, spirits of dead people come back to our earth to search for living bodies to stay/possess for the coming year and intend to return to homes where they exactly live. Hence, with the aim to appease the ghosts and spirits, common people offer nuts and fruits to them. In case spirits do not please, they may kill people and/or destroy their valuable properties as well as near and dear ones.
Specialties of Halloween Costumes
Halloween costumes indicate devils, witches, skeletons and ghosts. Especially, people opt to wear orange or black color dresses. Halloween also has its special festive light i.e. Jack-o-lantern and pumpkin, as an excellent substitute for the turnip.
Halloween Celebration for Children
Children on the day of Halloween celebrate a traditional Trick or Treating festival. Accordingly, small kids in their Halloween costumes go from one house to another one and ask for treats with a common question i.e. trick or treat. Here, trick indicates a threat related to troubling homeowners or their valuable belongings if they do not give any treat. In most of the cases, people offer candies to children visiting their homes.
Along with this, most of the churches and schools today organize Halloween parties for children, where they enjoy parties by wearing various Halloween costumes, read and tell stories about skeletons and watch various horror movies.