Halloween is celebrated mainly in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. Here you will find most coloring pages of witches, pumpkins, bats, and more topics to be spooked.
On October 31, children dress up and, as it gets dark, ring the doorbells of nearby houses decorated with pumpkins and lights, shouting “trick or treat”.
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What is Halloween?
Halloween is not so joyful, and its roots came from an ancient Celtic festival more than 3 thousand years ago. It is celebrated on the last day of October,
Halloween is a costume party where children and adults collect and eat large amounts of candy. It is a contraction of All Hallow’s Eve, also known as Samhain (“Summer’s End” in Old Irish) Halloween.
The pagan festival was celebrated in Ireland on October 31, when the harvest season ended and the “Celtic New Year” began.
According to some resources, the celebration marks the day before the Western Christian feast of All Saints and initiates the Allhallowtide season, which lasts three days and concludes with All Saints’ Day.
During the festival, it was believed that the souls of those who had died returned to visit their homes. It was also thought that those who had been killed during the year traveled to the other world.
People would light bonfires in the hills to rekindle their home fires during the winter to ward off evil spirits and sometimes wore masks and other disguises to avoid being recognized by the ghosts believed to be present.
In this way, beings such as witches, goblins, fairies, and demons came to be associated with the day. The period was also thought to be favorable for divination in marriage, health, and death.
The holiday arrived in the United States and Canada in 1840 via Irish immigrants. Still, it did not begin to be celebrated on a mass scale until 1921, when the first Halloween parade was held in Minnesota.
In this way, the mystical rituals of earlier times evolved into more joyful games and fun.
Thus it became one of the main holidays in the Anglo-Saxon world: the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, especially among children.
Today, the only spooky spirits you will see this October 31 will be our friends and family wearing the witches and ghosts costumes.