Interesting facts about Halloween (Halloween)
What do we know about the holiday Halloween, which in our country has become officially celebrated only a little more than a decade ago? Black and orange colors, sink October 31 and November 1, pumpkins and lanterns, costumes and masks, joy and horror, "Your money or your life!" - about such associations arise when we think about the holiday Halloween. In fact, with the 2000 years of its existence, the festival has managed to acquire numerous legends, stories, traditions and even the name. For example, few people know that in some countries it is called Day of the Reformation, the Celtic New Year, Day of the Dead, and so on. D.
to Americans, which started to celebrate Halloween over a hundred years ago, according to its most cheerful costumed festivals, which are waiting for both adults and children, perhaps even greater than than Christmas or New year. Since ancient times, the Celts began to celebrate this holiday with religious overtones, seeing the bright side of the year (summer), and meeting his dark side (winter).
Traditionally Halloween celebrated around a campfire with songs and dances, as well as horror stories and legends about spirits, sorcerers, witches, and every other evil. Currently, the commercial approach for celebrating any occasion led to the fact that in many countries, Halloween has become a holiday sweets, which are the children beg their neighbors, changing clothes in carnival costumes. According to statistics, every year on Halloween candy is sold and other sweets for more than $ 2 billion.
In some countries, especially for the Halloween grown giant varieties of pumpkins, since the demand for this vegetable garden vegetable in celebration is very large, because everyone wants to own hands to cut the most original < 32 'lantern pumpkin and put it outside my window, so he drove home from evil spirits.
It is no wonder that for its 2000 years history of the holiday Halloween has accumulated in their arsenal so many amazing and original, and sometimes even ridiculously absurd facts. For example, the most common facts about Halloween are:
- The practice of breeding fires on the night of Halloween almost universally thing of the past, fires were replaced by light bulbs, decorating their home.
But the scary costumes and masks accompany this celebration more than 2000 years, the truth is increasingly participating in the merry carnival can be seen not vampire teeth or witch wigs and costumes of clowns, princesses and sexy kitties.
- In the tradition of the celebration of Halloween in North America were responsible European immigrants, who in turn borrowed it from the Celts.