Halloween, the time of pumpkins, candies, ghosts, witches and much more, is annually celebrated on 31 October. That's the night before All Saints Day. This day marked the end of summer but also the season of darkness as well as the beginning of the New Year on 1 November.
Druids in Britain and Ireland would light bonfires, dance around them and offer sacrifices of animal and crops. The fires were also intended to give warmth to the households and to keep free from evil spirits. Through the ages these practices changed.
As the legend says, Jack was a man who tricked the devil and after Jack had died he was allowed neither in heaven nor in hell. With a lantern in his hand he began to search for a resting place on Earth. This was the original Jack-o-Lantern. Since Halloween went to America from Ireland (Scotland and Wales) people used pumpkins because they were bigger and easier to hollow out.
Children love the custom of dressing-up in fancy costumes and going from door-to-door telling ›Trick-or-Treat‹ . Adults instead join spooky parties which are nearly held all over the cities and villages on that special evening. A spooky decoration, games and ›frightening food‹ are nuts and bolts for a Halloween party your friends won't soon forget.
At school we celebrate Halloween in the LIBRARY, where mums and dads help us to make a scary surprise for our children. We dress up of monsters and witches, wild animals and ghosts... Children have to go through a terror passage, to go into the library. There were a horror storyteller inside. It was terrific and great!
You can see some photos in this link:
FOTOS HALLOWEEN 2015