7 Halloween Traditions Around the World

Take a virtual tour of how different cultures celebrate.

Oct 26, 2020


Halloween also known as All Hallows Eve is a holiday celebrated in many countries around the world on October 31. In some cultures, the holiday lasts for three days and is dedicated to remembering the dead saints (hallows) and all the departed. This gives the holiday its spooky nature.

The holiday has its roots in the ancient Gaelic festival Samhain and other harvest festivals and that’s where many of the traditions like carving the turnip jack-o-lantern– later changed to a pumpkin – , lighting bonfires, and other seasonal activities.

In the US, children dress up in costumes, decorate their homes, attend Halloween parties, go trick-or-treating, visit haunted houses and watch scary movies but there are many other traditions that span the globe. You can take a virtual tour of Halloween traditions around the world.

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