Halloween is celebrated today, October 31st.
The word Halloween comes from the expression “All Hallows’ Eve”, formed from the words “hallow”, meaning “holy”, and “eve” because it occurs on the day before the celebration of All Saints’ Day.
The origin of Halloween is related to the Celtics, who lived in Gaul (now France) and the British Isles from 600 B.C. to 800 A.D. and celebrated Samhain, a festival that started on October 31st and ended on November 1st. Samhain was a festival that marked the end of summer and the start of the Celtic New Year, which began on November 1st.
Over the years, the celebration of Halloween was popularized in the United States of America, which inherited the celebration from its colonizers, and has become an iconic date all over the world.
The most common Halloween activities include “spooky” costumes, door-to-door trick-or-treating by children, decorations of houses, lanterns made from pumpkins, bonfires, visiting “haunted” attractions, telling scary stories, and watching scary movies.