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History of Halloween

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  • Release on:2017-10-13

History of Halloween


Halloween (Halloween, abbreviated as "All Hallows' Eve", meaning "Halloween (Halloween)"), means Halloween Eve, Chinese often known as Halloween, in October each year Day, is the traditional festival of the Western world, mainly in the descendants of the Saxons gathered in the United States, the British Isles, Australia, Canada and New Zealand and other Western countries. That night the child will wear a dress, wear a mask, go door to door to collect candy.

Halloween is the eve of the All Saints' Day. The English name "Hallow" originated in Middle English "halwen", and "holy" is very close to the etymology, in some areas of Scotland and Canada, the holy festival is still called "Allhallowmas", meaning to commemorate all The day (All Hallows) that day to hold the Mass (Mass).

Halloween is usually associated with supernatural things. Western traditions believe that the holy night is the world's closest ghost world time, this legend and the East Asian meta-section and the Lantern Festival and Japan's ghost night trip similar. Anoka, Minnesota, is known as the "world of holy night capital", held every year a large parade to celebrate.


The theme of the holy night is ghosts, scary, and things related to death, magic, and monsters. Often things related to Halloween are pumpkin, ghosts, ghouls, witches, bats, black cats, owls, elves, zombies, skulls and demons, as well as fictional characters such as vampires and science Frankenstein.

Black and orange are the traditional colors of Halloween. Modern Halloween products also use a lot of purple, green and red. Autumn elements such as pumpkin and scarecrow, etc., have become a symbol of Halloween.

Jack Light is the most widely known symbol of the holy night. In the UK and Ireland, the locals had burned candles in the dried veins to make Jack lights, but those who emigrated to the United States soon took pumpkin instead, because the pumpkin was large and easy to carve on the pattern. Many families in the pumpkin chisel scared face, and on the door of the ladder, intended to drive away the devil and the monster.

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