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"On Halloween, witches come true; Wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park."
Halloween is celebrated in the United States on October 31. That means, Halloween is only a few days away, and that means it’s just about time for one of the holiday’s most significant and colorful traditions.
Halloween originated in Europe. During the 19th century, immigrants brought it to North America, where it spread in popularity and evolved in many ways.
According to history- “The name “Halloween” comes from “All Hallows Eve,” or the day before All Saints Day, a traditional holy day for Christians. This occasion originated with the olden Celtic festival of Samhain. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III declared November 1 as a time to honor all saints. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve.”
According to custom, the spirits of the dead were able to come back to life and enter their home on the earth from another dimension. People often believe that these spirits can cause any bad effect on people and crops in the world. People tried to conciliate the agitated spirits on Halloween, and these practices led to many of today's Halloween traditions.
People believed that on that day, the souls of the dead returned to their houses, so they dressed in different costumes and ignited bonfires to ward off those spirits.
Halloween traditions are beautifully depicted in much classic literature, spooky music, and modern horror cinematic masterpieces. People used to wear costumes like monsters, ghosts, and devils to scare away destructive spirits.
The ultimate guide to the perfect Halloween party
In the USA Jack-o'-lantern are carved from pumpkins. This is a tradition now followed almost everywhere in the world and trick or treating sees children in fancy costumes carrying buckets to be filled with candy. Nowadays children are more likely to dress as their favorite character more than with a spooky witch or ghost.
Carving pumpkins! Check out some of our favorite pumpkin carvings methods below and get encouraged before you start your creativity.
- Cut the hole in the bottom of the pumpkin.
- Use a metal ice cream scoop and scrape out all the seeds.
- Draw your design using a color marker.
- Use toothpicks for structural support if necessary
The Classic Pumpkin
You really can’t beat the masterworks! So that’s the reason for jack-o’-lantern design has stood the test of time.
The Candy Holder Pumpkin
On Halloween night, carve your very own candy holder! For this make a splendid design, carve your pumpkin with a big gaping mouth that’s large enough to fill with all of your candies for trick-or-treaters!
Halloween party favors kids will love
Halloween Safety: Trick or Treating Tips
Halloween can be one of the most exciting nights for kids. Our kids are also precious so some practical safety measures need to be taken care of. Make sure to stay on pavements and in low-traffic areas. Don’t let them go alone. Chemical-free face paint is a better choice than a mask. Better to schedule trick-or-treating hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Drive slowly and be cautious during those times. Always check your child’s candy before he or she eats it. Even if you’re only trick-or-treating through your neighborhood, explain to your child that the same rules and regulations still apply.
Host Your Own Halloween Movie Marathon
Plan your own Halloween night with some candy and popcorn to enjoy those fabulous horror classic films with your family. It's time to get spooky!
- Scream (1996)
- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
- The Addams Family (1991) & Addams Family Values (1993)
- The Omen (1976)
- Hocus Pocus (1993)
America’s Most Haunted Houses
Halloween only comes once a year. There are abundant haunted attractions to visit. these scary locales are top picks for places to experience excitement and chills... if you dare!
Peel Mansion – Bentonville, AR
The Molly Brown House – Denver, CO
New London Ledge Lighthouse – Groton, CT
McPike Mansion – Alton, IL
Franklin Castle – Cleveland, OH
Hottest Halloween looks
It’s getting closer and closer to October 31, so this is the time to prepare a costume for Halloween. You can still look amazing with all your friends with a super fun Halloween look. Check out some Halloween costumes for 2020:
- Inflatable Costumes
- Period Costumes
- Doctor & Nurse Costumes
- Police and Prisoner Costumes
- Animal Costumes
- Nerd Costumes
- Emoji Costumes
- Food Costumes
- Funny Costumes
How to style your home for Halloween
Even if Halloween guests never enter your home — like trick-or-treaters — they'll see the front doorway so give it a jovial feel with a colorful mat, lanterns, and piles of pumpkins.
- Make Candy Lanterns
- Create a Unicorn Skeleton
- Bake Creepy Cakes
- Serve Googly Eye Chocolates
- Hang a Light-Up Web
The best candy for Halloween
With Halloween candy, more is always better. Be organized to receive a surprise welcome when you grant these bonus Halloween candy-based treats to your loved ones. Join Halloween-themed sprinkles into each recipe to up the fun factor even higher. When the magicians, werewolves, and wizards reach to grab a piece of the best candy offered on your side of the block, you'll want them to be just as captivated by the trick that comes with the treats. No one will be suspicious your motives are less than sweet.
Halloween is often supposed to be a mostly American affair, along with trick or treating children and theme park horror nights. Thought to have originated in Europe, Halloween falls on 31 October each year. And it is marked in a variety of different ways across the world. It’s the time of year Americans can rejoice in being spooky, and when they can embrace being scared. So, on October 31st, the boundary between the paranormal world and the human world is marginal.