Halloween in different countries of the world

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Halloween is celebrated on October 31. Over the past 30 years, this holiday has gained popularity in the world, and in many European countries on this day you can see festively decorated houses and become a guest of costume parties. We have collected 5 interesting Halloween traditions from around the world.

 

1. Ireland

 

Ireland is considered the birthplace of modern Halloween, the origins of the holiday come from ancient Celtic and pagan rituals and a festival called Samhain, which took place thousands of years ago. Today, both Ireland and Scotland are celebrating Halloween with bonfires, games and traditional dishes such as a barbecue - an Irish fruit pie to which coins, buttons and rings are added. If a guest gets a ring, it means marriage, while a coin means prosperity and prosperity in the coming year.

2. Day of the Dead in Mexico

 

From November 1 to 2, Mexico and parts of Latin America celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to honor the dead. The Heavenly Gate is believed to open at midnight on October 31, and the souls of the children return to Earth to meet their families again for 24 hours. On November 2, the souls of adults descend from heaven to join in the festivities.

 

 

 3. Dracula Day in Romania

Visitors from all over the world gather to celebrate Halloween at Bran Castle in Transylvania. In Romania, there are a number of guides and inclusive travel packages that offer tours and parties at Dracula's Castle on Halloween.

 

 

4. Kawasaki Halloween Parade, Japan

 

For 21 years, at the end of October, nearly 4,000 Halloween lovers from around the world have been going to Kawasaki, near Tokyo, for the Kawasaki Halloween parade, which is the largest parade in Japan. However, not everyone can simply join in the festivities. The Kawasaki Halloween Parade has clear rules and standards for participation, so everyone is required to apply for entry and pay a fee before the parade begins (however, attendance is free of charge).

 

5. Pangangalulu, Philippines

Pangangalulu is a tradition in the Philippines where children go door to door, often in costumes and singing songs and saying prayers. And although recent trends are increasingly replacing ancient customs, some cities are working to revive Pangangalulu as a way to preserve local identity.

 

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