Why is Halloween celebrated?

Halloween is indeed a very interesting festival. Let us find out exactly why is Halloween celebrated.

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There are many theories famous for it. Let us take a look on all of them:

  1. Gaelic festival of Samhain

Halloween falls on the last day of the month on October 31, because the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain, considered the earliest known reason for Halloween, occurred on this day. It marked a crucial time of year when seasons altered, but, more importantly, observers also alleged the boundary between this world and the next became especially thin at this time, enabling them to connect with the dead.

The pagan origin peoples in Britain, Scotland, and Ireland celebrates Halloween as a festival. It was in fact a festival celebrated by the traditional Celts. The festival was called Samhain and was translated at the top of the summer.

It marked the topmost of summer and therefore the beginning of long winters where the times were short and the nights were extended.

This was the time once they gathered all the crops and brought the cattle in honor of the dead also as preparing for the winter. They celebrated it on November 1st but they measured the times from sunset to sunset. that the festival started what would be October 31st. It is celebrated on the tribute of dead people and to peace for their souls.

This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

So, this is the one reason why is Halloween celebrated.

  1. Tribute to saints

On 1st November the day is celebrated for tributing all saints and on 2nd November it is celebrated for all souls.

People believe that these two days are very much effective for praying for the departed souls. In the past, the day is known as hallow eves but it changed to Halloween. This festival not only celebrates in Britain, Irelan, and Scotland but also many different countries celebrate it.

But the thing is they celebrate it as variable names. Such as in Mexico they celebrate it as “Dia le dos Muertos”. It means the day of the dead. They also celebrate it by almost like other countries with their own cultures.

On this day they wear fancy dresses, decorate their house with gorgeous things. In the whole of Europe, there are most Christians, so the day is considered as one of the biggest festivals to them and it continues to November 2.

 

  1. Celebration of the new harvest

The product of the harvest festival is seen during Halloween in a few of the decorations – pumpkins and corn, while the reference to ghosts is long-lasting. The trick or treat was once self-caking, the jack-o-lantern once made turnips. However, it’s been a bizarrely flexible festival.

Halloween is the ghostliest night of the year.

Honestly, we celebrate Halloween because it’s something to be expected, something to break. It can hold up most of the holidays. Halloween is no longer spiritual logic or spirituality. All Hallows Eve. We honor the Celtics, who wore masks to scare evil spirits and prevent demons from identified as humans. “We also celebrate Halloween to honor the dead”.

If you want to enjoy Halloween in India then the best place is a small resort in Kasol named “THE FIVE DIMENSIONS”. Here you will find the craziest party with wonderful decoration and a mouth-watering feast. So, tie your belts and get ready for the adventure ride.

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