Halloween also known as All Hallows’ Eve ,is celebrated every year in various countries on the 31st October, a day before All Saints ’ Day(1st November) .
History of Halloween:-
The origin of Halloween is typically linked to the Celtic festival Samhain, which marks the end of harvest season and beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. It is believed that on the festival of Samhain, the veil between the human and the supernatural worlds is the thinnest. Spirits, both good and evil, roams the earth. The souls of the dead are also said to revisit their homes. Thus, this date later became known as All Hallows’ Eve during early Christian times and is a time to pray for the dead and honor the saints.
The most popular symbols (including color, figures, animals) associated with Halloween are Red, Black, Purple, Orange, Green, witches, wizards ,ghosts, skeleton, black cats, owl, spiders, cobwebs ,Jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin, haunted houses etc.
Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-o-treating (also known as “guising”), attending costume parties,decorating, bonfires, carving pumpkins into jack-o’ lanterns visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.