It´s finally here! That wonderful holiday (and one of our favorites): Halloween! also known as “All Hallows´Eve” or “All Saints´s Eve”. It is celebrated the evening before All Saints Day, a Christian and Protestant festivity celebrated on the 1st of November in honour of all the saints, known and unknown, the martyrs, and it is also a time to remember the dead. It is said it was originally influenced by Celtic Harvest Festivals (festivals that occur around the time of a main harvest of a region). The traditional focus of All Hallow´s Eve uses humour and ridicule to confront the power of death.
Some Halloween traditions around the world include:
Trick or Treating: children dress in costumes and go from house to house asking for candy and in some countries for money. It is derived from a Christian practice called “souling” when poor people would go door to door around those dates and asked for food in return of prayers.
Wearing costumes and costume parties. Probably my favorite part of Halloween. If we were bold we would upload previous costumes worn by ourselves for such occasion in the past but we are really not. Here is a lovely pic of a spaghetti and meatballs costume.
It is also celebrated by playing pranks on people, telling scary stories and watching horror films and in some cases attending church services (that can be very scary as well).
Día de los muertos.
It is a holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. It focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars using sugar skulls and flowers, and bringing food and beverages to the graves of loved lost ones.
Here is our playlist, we hope you enjoy it! Happy Halloween!!