Are you ready for the upcoming annual Halloween Eve
Halloween (English: Halloween, the abbreviation of "All Hallow's Eve"), referred to as "Halloween", the day before Halloween (All Hallow's Day), that is, October 31 each year, is a traditional holiday in the Western world, celebrated Activities are generally in the evening. It is mainly popular in Western countries such as the United States, the British Isles, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand where people of Saxon descent gather. The children will put on makeup and masks and collect candies from door to door that night.
On the eve of Halloween, the English name "Hallow" is derived from the Middle English "halween", which is very close to the etymology of "holy". In certain areas of Scotland and Canada, All Saints' Day is still called "Allhallowmas", meaning It is the Mass to be held on the day to commemorate all the saints (All Hallows).
Europe traditionally believes that Halloween is the time when the spiritual world is the closest to the world. This legend is similar to the Zhongyuan Festival and the Yulan Festival in East Asia. Anoka, Minnesota, USA, is known as the "Halloween Capital of the World", and a large parade is held at this time every year.
Every November 1st is Halloween in the West. October 31st is Halloween. It is usually called Halloween (Halloween). Whenever Halloween comes, the children can't wait to put on colorful costumes and weird masks, carry a "Jack Lantern" and go from house to house, asking for holiday gifts from adults. Halloween is a good time for children to indulge in fun. It is a festival full of mystery in the eyes of children.
In the United States and Canada today, the colorful Halloween (HALLOWE EN) is probably the most consumed holiday after Christmas. There are many different theories about the origin of Halloween in the West, but they mainly revolve around Catholicism and ancient Irish traditions. The ancient Irish believed that October 31 was the end of summer and the beginning of winter. This is also the time when ghosts and monsters are infested. In order to scare away evil ghosts, people put on scary masks at that time. But today, wearing cute and weird costumes on Halloween has become an interesting tradition. According to the tradition of Western countries, pumpkin lanterns are a must-have decoration for every household on Halloween. The official name of the pumpkin lantern is Jack Lantern. This tradition also comes from Ireland. Legend has it that a cunning liar named Jack cannot go to heaven or hell after his death, but can only become a ghost wandering around carrying a lantern. The ancient Irish used kohlrabi to carve terrifying faces to scare away these wandering spirits. After the Irish immigrated to the United States, they felt that the pumpkins were so large and large that they didn't need kohlrabi, and instead used pumpkins to carve Jack's lanterns.
trick or treat
The night before Halloween is the most "haunted" time of the year, when all kinds of monsters, ghosts, pirates, alien visitors and witches are dispatched. Before the Christian Era, the Celtics held ceremonies in late summer to appreciate the grace of God and the sun. At that time, fortune-tellers lit and used witchcraft to drive away demons and ghosts that were said to be wandering around. Later, the harvest festival celebrated by the Romans with nuts and apples merged with the Celtic's October 31st. In the Middle Ages, people put on animal costumes and scary masks to drive away ghosts in the dark on the eve of Halloween. Although Christianity later replaced Celtic and Roman religious activities, the early customs remained. Children wear all kinds of costumes and masks to participate in Halloween dances with joking mentality. The walls around these dances are often hung with paper witches, black cats, ghosts, and bones. The windows and doorways are hanging with grinning or grinning teeth. It's an odious pumpkin lantern.
On Halloween, children will carry pumpkin lanterns, wear all kinds of weird costumes, go door to door to ask for candies, and keep saying: "trick or treat." (meaning:'Give it or not, no Trick or treat') If you refuse to give sweets, the children will be very angry and use various methods to punish you, such as dumping trash in your house, etc., to punish you until you are willing to give them sweets until.
Since the 17th century, the tradition of celebrating Halloween has gradually disappeared in southern England, replaced by the Gunpowder Plot Memorial on November 5. But Halloween still prevails in Scotland, Ireland and Northern England. It was not until the beginning of the 21st century that people in southern England restarted celebrating Halloween, only in a completely Americanized way.
The most popular game on Halloween is "Bite the Apple". During the game, people let the apple float in a basin full of water, and then asked the children to bite the apple with their mouth without using their hands. Whoever bites first is the winner.
Halloween originated from the New Year festival of the ancient Celtic people. It is also a time to worship the dead. While avoiding the interference of evil spirits, it also worships ancestral spirits and good spirits with food to pray for safe and peaceful winter. The children would put on makeup and masks and collect candies from door to door that night.
Friends, enjoy the joy of Halloween to your heart's content!