Halloween: History, Celebration, Food and Movies
Halloween is celebrated with great joy all over the world on 31st October. It started as a Christian tradition when people remember their ancestors, saints, and martyrs but over the time it evolved as a holiday very popular among American children. On this day they get involved in many fun activities like trick-or-treating, Halloween costume parties, parades, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns and a lot more.
It is believed that Halloween started in Celtic-speaking countries that are Scotland, Ireland and parts of Western Europe. This day was celebrated on 31 October – 1 November as the end of harvest season or summer and the first day of winter. Halloween feast can be traced back to 731-741 AD in Western Church. Allhalloween or Halloween is often associated with the dead and there is a belief that the souls of dead travels to our world as the boundary between the two worlds become weak.
Halloween is most loved holiday among children. As the festival brings many joyous activities like trick-or-treating, costume parties, apple bobbing, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, bonfire lightings, telling scary stories around the bonfire, watching horror movies and much more.
Halloween is celebrated at the time of Apple Harvest, so different food made from apples gets associated with Halloween like candy apple or toffee apple, caramel apple etc. But the food feast of Halloween is not limited to apples; it has a huge list which includes candy corn, candy pumpkin, barmbrack, roasted sweet corn, bonfire toffee, Halloween cake and the list goes on.
Let’s take a look at the scariest movies that you can watch this Halloween.