Halloween also referred as ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ is an annual celebration in many nations across the globe. Usually it is celebrated on 31st October. Halloween or Hallowe’en is observed on the eve of the ‘Western Christian Feast’
It commences the triduum of Hallowmas-the time dedicated to the fond remembrance of the dead including martyrs, saints and all the faithful departed souls. .
Some scholars are of the opinion that Halloween is a ‘Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals’. The day is dedicated to the dead and has pagan roots especially Gaelic Samhain.
The festivity of Halloween includes people guising in costumes that are not only bizarre and outlandish but often scary. People attend costume parties, decorate and carve pumpkin into jack-o’-lantern, light bonfires, play pranks, tell scary tales and even watch horror movies.
All in all Halloween is a day to enjoy fear and horror.