We’ve heard a couple of people celebrate Halloween abroad and even here in Ghana.
But the deal is, do we even know what it is all about?
Do we know what it stands for and why it’s always being celebrated?
Today we’re going to run through what exactly Halloween is and why people around the world celebrate it.
Before we do that, you can watch this brief history of Halloween.
This celebration is observed on the 31st of October every year, a day before the ‘All Saints’ celebration.
Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. It was believed that on the night of Samhain, ghosts returned back to earth.
The basics of Halloween is dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
Aside attending costumes parties, other activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films are also done in celebrating Halloween.
Even though Halloween didn’t originate from America, it is celebrated the most in the United States.
In recent times, the costuming for Halloween has changed from the scary make up. Now, people dress as everyday characters.
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