The word Halloween is derived from the word Hallowe’en, meaning ‘hallowed evening’ which is stands for the holy evening. Halloween is the festival when everybody will be obviously ready with their fancy costume and dress.
Halloween eve is coming so you just make sure to have plenty of chocolates, cakes, and sweets in order to make your Halloween festival perfect.
Let’s recall how the day got its name and why we rejoice this day with full glory
When is Halloween 2017?
On 31st October the Halloween falls each and every year which is a Tuesday this year.
The day is held the day before All Saints’ Day, which is a Christian festival and this day is also rejoiced by recognized saints with much glory and enthusiasm.
Halloween activities typically involve trick by which treating and dressing up in fancy dress by the people.
Why is the date of the festival is so important?
The word Halloween comes from Hallowe’en, meaning “hallowed evening” which is stands for the holy evening.
It is globally said to be the Halloween festival is having traditions arrived from Celtic harvest festivals of Samhain.
Though some people support the view that the festival was started as a Christian festival and it is also considered as the independent festival.
Samhain is the festival which rejoices at the end of the harvest season, which also marks the ends of season summer.
People during this festival think that spirits or ghosts come to celebrates with us as per the early thinking that in early days people used to think that ghost will be, come to destroy all the crops.
So people dedicate a day to the ghost as the festival is to make them happy with the hope that they will not disturb us anymore.
To appease any spirits, Gaels would set up places at their dinner tables set for the ghosts and spirits.
On this day people also light bonfires to scare off evil spirits.
How can you celebrate the day?
There are a number of ways to rejoice this carnival, whether you want to go out or enjoy it from the comfort of your home.
Playing apple bobbing
Dressing up in fancy dress at a costume party
Going trick or treating
Watching horror films
Telling scary stories
Visiting “haunted” attractions
Some Christians attend church services