Halloween traditions in different countries
Here are the Halloween traditions in various countries mentioned on the site Wales Online, Pumpkin Patches & More, and Mental Floss:
Ireland is considered the birthplace of Halloween. It has to do with the ancient Irish pagan festival, Samhain, which has been going on for thousands of years. Samhain is celebrated by lighting bonfires, offering sacrifices, and paying homage to the dead.
Today, the Irish celebrate Halloween in a different way. These include holding a Samhain parade and various games, lighting a bonfire, and presenting Bambrack.
Bambarck is a traditional cake as well as a fortune teller cake made from sweet bread and dried fruits. Inside the Bambarck, there is an amulet that will bring good luck for the next year.
Unlike Ireland, Halloween celebrations in Japan are celebrated in a modern way. Each end of October, Japan organizes the Kawasaki Halloween Parade which is one of the biggest parades.
Participants in the parade usually appear dressed in attractive costumes. This parade can be watched for free. But if you want to participate, you have to register and pay a certain amount.
Mexicans believe Heaven’s Gate will open at midnight on October 31. At that time, the souls of the children will return to Earth to be reunited with their families for 24 hours. During this time, the souls of the adults will descend to earth on November 2.
It is this belief that gives birth to the celebration The day of the Dead. During the celebration, families will come together and remember their deceased loved ones. They will light candles, place decorations, and cook the family’s favorite meals that have passed away.
Halloween celebrations in Canada date back to the arrival of Scottish and Irish immigrants in the 1800s. Celebrations in Canada are not much different from the United States, they usually have a party, Charity please, as well as decorating the house with pumpkins.
Czechoslovakians have a unique way of celebrating Halloween. The day before the celebration, they placed chairs near the fire. This chair is adjusted to the number of living family members and the spirits of deceased family members.
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