Monday, October 26, 2009


Halloween (also spelled Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints. It is largely a secular celebration but some have expressed strong feelings about perceived religious overtones. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America during Ireland's Great Famine of the 1840s.
The day is often associated with orange and black, and is strongly associated with symbols like the
jack-o'-lantern. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, ghost tours, bonfires, visiting haunted attractions, pranks, reading scary stories, and watching horror films.


Blogger Jorge Costa said...

I'm not a huge fan of halloween... It's an OK festival or celebration but I think we have traditions of our own that are better than this... I think that we are copying others' traditions... We don't see Americans or British celebrating "Carnaval" for example... If you see what I mean... But, anyway, it's an cool festival... I like to play some pranks to my friends hehe :D

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