Witches, ghosts, and all the scariest monsters imaginable are coming!
It’s short for All Hallow’s Eve.
It is celebrated on the eve of All Saints’ Day, i.e. on 31st October.
Do you know where the Halloween tradition comes from?
Historically, it’s a religious holiday.
Halloween is actually an old Celtic custom that dates back to the ancient pre-Christian era.
At the same time, it is a season that represents the beginning of cold, darkness, and deprivation. People believed that on this day the spirits of the dead bid farewell to our world.
The holiday is popular mainly in the English-speaking part of the world, and in recent years its popularity has grown rapidly elsewhere as well!
Over the last 20 years, Halloween has been slowly growing in popularity across Slovenia as well.
Be sure to put a candle in it so that the Jack-o’-lantern can be seen from far away.
The days leading up to Halloween are marked by various events and workshops where you carve pumpkins and make witches or other magical things.
Scary face painting, a competition for the most beautiful Jack-o’-lantern, and with some imagination, the creation of themed snacks are also popular.
In some countries like the USA and the UK the bravest children dress up in various costumes in the evening and go Trick-or-treating, when they go door-to-door collecting candy.
Points to Consider
- Do you ever carve a pumpkin?
- Are you afraid of witches?
- Do you know which holiday follows Halloween?
The original version of this article was published on 31st October.