Do people in INDIA celebrate Halloween?
No we don't celebrate Halloween. But we do have a very holy festival for our Ancestors and Dead Souls. In India we have a Festival name "Pitri Paksha" or "Pitar" or "Shraadh Paksha" which means a Period for Ancestors and Dead member of the family. This is a 15 days long festival generally falls on the English month August-September. During this festival we remember our Ancestors and on the first day we make a pair of foot print facing towards the house with the wheat flour on the front door of the house, which marks the arrival of the ancestors to the house, then the elders of the family offers food and water to them on a worship ceremony which takes 5 minutes daily. We do donate some charity on the name of our ancestors. We offer food to birds and animals also.we float Clay lamps on the river and Lakes to provide light to Anscestors. On the last day which falls on the new moon day, we prepare tasty food (vegetarian food) and after the regular worship we make again the foot prints at the main door but this time facing opposite to the house, marking the farewell of the ancestors. this is very calm and peaceful festival, but no sorrow and cry, because we believe death can take only the body but not the soul , the soul is immortal and our ancestor visit us every year. So Indians do this ceremony with a happy but peaceful mood. For us we believe, to gain happiness in our life we must have the blessings of our ancestors, and the dead souls are not scary to the Indian. They believe souls will never give you trouble until and unless you trouble them. Today, lots of Indians are staying in USA or other European countries and there are lot others who have returned to India from USA. Because of these people Halloween can become popular in India also. Some IT companies organise small party at their offices, on which people wear spooky dresses, they play some games and enjoy the treats of cakes, Candy and ice cream. In India one is free to celebrate any festival of their choice And the Indians who are staying in USA decorate their houses with colourful lights and Jack o Lanterns and Buy treats for the small spooky trick and treaters.
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Halloween is a carryover from pagan celebrations into Christian traditions, in this case a final free-for-all for demons and spirits of the dead on the eve of All Saints' (All… Hallows) Day. The Japanese have similar celebrations in which the spirits of the dead are welcomed back briefly, but they do not celebrate the Western holiday.
Yes, although not all Italians go trick-or-treating; some just have a party.
well......people like the concept of halloween in India but they don't really celebrate it....many people don't even know what halloween actually is all about
they don't celebrate halloween in india
Halloween (also spelled Hallowe'en ) is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints, …but is today largely a secular celebration. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, ghost tours, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the "lighter half" of the year and beginning of the "darker half", and is sometimes regarded as the "Celtic New Year" The name 'Halloween' and many of its present-day traditions derive from the Old English era.Trick-or-treating is a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume from house to house, asking for treats such as candy or sometimes money, with the question, "Trick or treat?" The word "trick" refers to a (mostly idle) "threat" to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given. In some parts of Scotland children still go guising. In this custom the child performs some sort of trick, i.e. sings a song or tells a ghost story, to earn their treats. Haunted attractions Haunted attractions are entertainment venues designed to thrill and scare patrons. Most attractions are seasonal Halloween businesses. Origins of these paid scare venues are difficult to pinpoint, but it is generally accepted that they were first commonly used by the Junior Chamber International(Jaycees) for fundraising. They include haunted houses, corn mazes, and hayrides, and the level of sophistication of the effects has risen as the industry has grown. Haunted attractions in the United States bring in an estimate $300--500 million each year, and draw some 400,000 customers, although trends suggest a peak in 2005. This increase in interest has led to more highly technical special effects and costuming that is comparable with that in Hollywood films.
trick or treating
Yes they do, my family lives in Missippi..so i should know..
Many say to "Trick or Treat or there bored so they want to but it acualy the celebrate the Devil's birthday. 2nd Answerer says: I grew up celebrating Hallowe'en by going …around the neighborhood just when twilight began, wearing an effective costume, knocking on strangers' doors, and saying, "Trick or treat!" if and when someone came to the door. Sometimes they gave money instead of candy! It was fun, plain and simple.
No, people in Portugal do not celebrate Halloween. The celebrate The Day of the Dead with feasts at cemeteries.
Mexican People do not celebrate Halloween but they do celebrate a similar holiday called "Dias de los Muertos" or more commonly known as "Day Of The Dead". During this time Me…xicans visit their families at their graves to celebrate their deaths. There is usually a huge celebration with candy and skulls that are decorated. People commonly bring symbols to honor their loved ones.
Halloween or All Hallows Eve was celebrated by the Celts (Welsh Scottish and Irish) in the medieval time . Hallows eve was the end of the summer and food growing season when i…t was believed that the Link between the living and the dead was at its thinnest and the dead could cross over.
they celebrate by playing duck duck goose
people celebrate Halloween on the 31st of October
Well people in the US would buy a costume and then on October 31 , you have to go house and say "trick or treat" so the people will give you candy ! then when you are tired , …go home and count how much candy you got if you want to ! Hope this helps :)
how should i know i'm not british