Halloween is a celebration on the night of October 31st. This is the time for children to wear costumes and go to people’s home to get candy. They have to say the famous sentence « Trick or treat ! ».
This event is not recent. In fact, over two thousand years ago, people believed that the night before All Hallows, was a time when the living and the dead came together. The Europ
eans and Celts thought the dead people’s spirits returned to the earth on the October 31st. They thought if they were dressed like spirits, they would don’t harm them granted that they would think they are dead too.That’s why people wear costumes nowadays.
The night before All Hallows was called Hallows Eve but later the name changed to be Halloween. This event was considered like a religious holiday.
Nowadays, there are countries like USA who continue to celebrate it a lot. Houses are decorated and people wear costumes. To represented Halloween on the decoration, in America pumpkins cut out with candle inside are popular. There is also other decorations like ghost, spiders…
But there are countries, like France, who don’t celebrate Halloween a lot. People don’t decorate their house. Sometimes you can see children on streets to get some candies.
Laurie RUYET, France