But do you know how Halloween got its name? why do we celebrate it? The following is.
When is Halloween 2018?
Halloween is celebrated every year on October 31, the wedding day. Halloween is held the day before all Saints’ Day, a Christian festival to celebrate recognized saints. Halloween activities usually include teasing or entertaining and dressing up.
Why is the date of Halloween significant?
The word Halloween comes from Halloween, meaning “holy night” or sacred night. It is widely believed that the tradition of Halloween comes from Selhein’s Celtic Harvest Festival, although some support the idea that Halloween is independent as a Christian festival. Samhain is the end of the harvest season, meaning “the end of summer.” The walls of the world were thought to be thin, spirits could enter our kingdom, and people feared that they would destroy the next season’s crops. To pacify any soul, Gayle places some place on the table, allowing fires and bonfires to disperse evil spirits.
There are many ways to celebrate the festival, whether you want to go out or enjoy it from a comfortable home. These include:
- playing apple bobbing
- carving pumpkins
- playing pranks
- 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