Ireland is considered the home of modern Halloween with its origins stemming from ancient Celtic and Pagan rituals and a festival called Samhain that took place thousands of years ago. Ireland and Scotland celebrate Halloween with bonfires, games, and traditional foods like barmbrack, an Irish fruitcake that contains coins, buttons and rings for fortune telling.
Día De Los Muertos:
Nov 1st -Nov 2nd, Mexico and parts of Latin America celebrate Día de los Muertos to honor those who have passed away. The holiday is celebrated with fruit, peanuts, turkey, soda, hot chocolate, water, stacks of tortillas and a special holiday bread called pan de muerto.
All Saints' Day And All Souls' Day
On November 1st, many Catholics around the world celebrate All Saints' Day, followed by All Souls' Day on November 2nd. It's an annual time to honor the lives of the saints who died for their beliefs, as well as the souls of dead family members.
Halloween is one of the world's oldest holidays and is still celebrated today in a number of countries around the world.
Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31st. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.
- The first Jack O' Lanterns were actually made out of turnips.
- Halloween is the 2nd highest grossing commercially after Christmas.
- The word "witch" comes from the Old English wicce, meaning "wise woman."
- In America in 2015 more than 157 million people planned to celebrate Halloween.
- Halloween is over 2,000 years old.