Halloween is a celebration of British culture that is celebrated on the night of October 31 .
Its origins date back to the Celts more than 2,500 years ago , when the Celtic year ended at the end of summer , on October 31 of our calendar ( Samhain ) . Cattle were brought from the fields to the stables for the winter. That last day , it was assumed that the spirits could come out of the graveyard and take over the bodies of the living to rise , food and cursing ask . They were victims of spells if they refused their requests : you give me something or do mischief , which is the translation of "Trick or Treat " ( Trick or Treat ) .
To avoid this, the Celtic villages and houses littered the " decorated " with bones , skulls and other nasty stuff , so spend long dead scared. Hence the tradition of decorating houses with sinister motives in the current eve of All Saints and also costumes. So a party is associated with the coming of the pagan gods to life.
The church of Rome decided to convert to Catholicism festival . Was instituted on November 1 as All Saints Day , which in England was called " All Hallows ' Day" , and the night before "All Hallows ' Eve " which subsequently resulted in "Halloween " .
The party was exported to the United States by European immigrants in the nineteenth century , around 1846 . However it was first celebrated massively until 1921 . That year marked the first Halloween parade in Minnesota and other states then followed . Halloween Internationalization occurred in the late 70s and early 80s thanks to movies and television series .
Today children dress for the occasion and walk the streets begging for candy from door to door . After knocking children utter the phrase " Trick or Treat " . If adults give them candy , money or any other reward , is interpreted to have accepted the deal . If instead they refuse, the boys spend a little joke .
Halloween is a holiday based on fear , death , the undead , black magic and mystical monsters . The "characters" that are often associated with Halloween include ghosts, witches, black cats , goblins , banshees , zombies and demons and certain literary figures such as Dracula and Frankenstein 's monster .
The Celts used to dress up in animal skins on October 31 so as not to be discovered by the spirits who , according to them, that night regained life. Hence the current practice of dressing up that day. The traditional Halloween colors are black of night and the orange of the first light of day . Halloween symbols also include elements autumn like pumpkins and scarecrows . Kisses , HAPPY HALLOWEEN DAY