Trick or treat!
Today is Halloween!
Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve is celebrated every 31st of October. It originated from the Celtic festival of the dead called Samhain. During this day, it is believed that ghosts or spirits of the dead return to earth. With the spread of Christianity, many Celtic practices were modified, and Samhain became known as the Halloween that we know today.
It is a tradition for people to decorate their houses to look scary on Halloween. Popular decorations to make a house look haunted are carved pumpkins and spider webs.
Children dress up in funny, cute, or scary costumes. Even adults wear costumes!
They would go house to house and receive candies. After trick-or treating, most people go to Halloween parties in their costumes. Halloween-themed food, drinks, and treats are served. Some people exchange scary stories, while others like watching horror films.
Halloween is celebrated in different ways around the world. In Mexico, Latin America, and Spain, it is called Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead. In the Philippines, a similar Todos los Santos is celebrated during Halloween and Undas, Pista ng Patay, or Araw ng mga Patay is the Filipino version of All Souls’ Day. In England, instead of celebrating Halloween, they celebrate Guy Fawkes Day.
How do you celebrate Halloween?
Are you going to wear a costume today?
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