For some countries, Halloween a holiday. In every country, Halloween is celebrated annually and it's always on October, 31. Then, the celebration is originally from the ancient, which is the Celtic festival of Samhain. When we see someone wear spooky costumes when it comes to celebrating Halloween, this tradition is also adapted from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain too.
At the beginning of this celebration, ancient people also wear costumes too. However, the aims are different, they wear costumes because they want toward the ghosts off. Also, originally, the ancient Celtic celebrate this by lighting a bonfire.
Originally, the celebrations of the Halloween is because the ancients believed, the November 1 is the mark that the summer ends. So, the day begins to dark, cold. The ancient Celtics also celebrate November 1 as their new year.
So, in the new year, it is associated with human death. The Celts (people of Celtics) believed, the night before the new year, the border between death and alive is vague. So, here is the reason why the vibe of Halloween is spooky and thrilling.
Well, when we want to celebrate Halloween, sometimes we don't even understand the meaning of the "Halloween" word itself. We can increase our knowledge of Halloween by understanding the meaning of the "Halloween" word. This also prevents us to celebrate something that we don't really know. So, to sum up, the "Halloween" word is not derived from "Hello", but it is from "Hallow". The "Hallow" word means "a holy person".
This word is used to describe the celebrations of saints on All Saints' Day, which is on November 1. The "-een" suffix is actually the contraction of "eve". Yes, the eve means the evening before.
So, actually, the "Halloween" word is used by the ancients to greet the people by saying "the night before All Saints' Day." We can also find the fact that this "Hallowmas" or "All Hallows' Day" is also the name of the day.
The origin celebration of Halloween is considered a religious celebration. Yes, this is the religious holiday that is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church. We can see that the day is celebrated to respect the saints too.
However, there are some religions that don't celebrate Halloween at all. It is because the belief is contradicted to the value of the religion. Some of the religions that don't celebrate Halloween are Jehovah's Witnesses and the Orthodox Jews. The Jehovah's Witnesses don't even celebrate anything, including holidays or birthdays. The Orthodox Jews also don't celebrate it because the original celebration of Halloween refers to a Christian holiday. However, some Christians don't also celebrate Halloween too! It is because some of them associate Halloween with Paganism and Satanism.