“Halloween” is a holiday dedicated to the memory of the dead, the saints, the martyrs and all believers, and is celebrated on October 31 (the night before the holidays are all holy). Many cultures celebrate this holiday (Canada, Britain, Sweden, Japan, Australia …) and are most widely distributed in America.
Halloween is recognizable by specific frightening costumes and parties, carved pumpkins made of lamps, talking scary stories … Usually, children are walking from door to door dressed in passionate costumes with a basket in their hands looking for candy. If you refused to give the sweets, the kids would make a prank.
Belief is different from culture to culture, and thus one believes that this holiday originates from the cult of Celtic, others believe that it carries the roots of Ireland, while others claim that it is a Christian holiday that originated independently.
– The Celts who celebrated New Year’s Eve 1. November believed that the souls of the dead were returning to the ground, causing problems by destroying crops. Then the Celtic pagan priests made huge fires around which people gathered and burned crops and animals bringing sacrifices to Celtic deities. In the meantime, during these celebrations, they carried costumes mainly from animal remains.
– Irish culture carries a different belief, and it is based on a man named Jack about ‘Lanterns who twice cheated on the devil. Later when Jack died for his sinful life, he was not taken to paradise, and at the door of hell, he received the dean who gave him a piece of coal to get rid of him and sent him in the dark.
When he was in that darkness, Jack then pulled the tail out of his pocket and pulled it out into it and then wandered through the darkness, searching for the way home. So he became the symbol of a soul that is cursed and wandering between the worlds. By checking the price, the tail was replaced by pumpkin in time.
Today, this event is becoming more and more popular, and it is spreading to many other countries, especially those with a majority Catholic population, because it is celebrated just before the All Saints.