Bloody halloween was formerly a questionnable holiday celebrated by Celtic people and born from the pagan holiday “Samhain”.
Samhain is a vacation that celebrates the dark season of the Celtic year. Gallic people also celebrated this holiday; which was called “Samonios”. Samonios has been replaced in Gallic countries by Religious celebrations. Scary Halloween Backgrounds
Samhain was commemorated three days before and three days after Nov 1st and the beginning of there was no carved pumpkin nor ringing doorbells for candies. People had a lantern constructed from a turnip. The celebration was strictly noticed by the whole contemporary society and gave the possibility to every barbarian to eat, drink and have fun.
Over the centuries, ls Europe converted to Christianity and abandoned Samonios in favour of All Team Day and Samhain became All Hallow’s Eve.
On the other hand, the Halloween that we currently celebrate has nothing at all in common with Samhain.
Halloween and All Team Day are still related because Halloween means “The Previous night the Party of All Saints” and “All Hallow’s Day” is our Continental All Team Day.
All Halloween; which evolved during the Christianization of European populations, was imported in America by European colonists and the current Halloween holiday was created by the Irish emigrants.
In Belgium, two villages still celebrate Samonios (Samhain), born from Every Saints Day, Grindin and Saint Gregory holidays. One particular of these villages is Gouy-Lez-Pieton. A friend of mine hails from Gouy and when I speak about Bloody halloween, she says: “We would not replace Saint Nicholas holiday by Christmas so, we can not replace our All Saints Time and our Day Of The Dead by Bloody halloween! ” However, she decided to organize a Halloween get together with me next season.
Here are some countries which celebrate Halloween:
In the event some continental European countries adopted Halloween, this has not been without difficulty. Indeed, we consider this to be special event being too “American Marketing” style. European people give more value to their culture and traditions than to commercial events.
The belgian people celebrate Halloween since more than ten years but Gouy-Lez-Pieton refuses to adopt it, preferring to signify their own Samhain-style vacation. Even if Belgian people organize a Day Ahead of Christmas dinner, they still offer gifts to children on December 6th and not on December twenty fifth. So, I doubt that my country will replace All Saints Day by Halloween.
On the other hand, Belgian people do not open their gates to unknown folks – including children – and we are not made welcome to ask for goodies. By the way, many children are fighting in the streets to take candy from others.
French people feel that this vacation is too commercial and while this country finally adopted Halloween in the late 1990s, it is currently less appreciated. Presently there are incredibly few children buzzing at the doors and asking for sweets.
English language people celebrate the Man Fawkes Day on The fall of 5th and adopted many customs from Samhain. These types of festivities are marked by torchlight parades where children use masks created from beets and pumpkins.
Scottish people practice their ancient questionnable rites. Children wear outfits and cut scary looks into large rutabagas and place a candle included. They receive candy when they provide a nice entertainment with their neighbours.
Technique or treating originated in Ireland, so as common, Irish children in feint will enjoy the Evening festivities, they will hold lanterns cut into large rutabagas. Children will be received by their neighborhood friends with sweets and Irish houses will be furnished with Halloween lights.
Romance language people enjoy each kind of holidays and get-togethers. Their children will then enjoy obtaining candies from their neighbours and people will have the possibility to have a Halloween get together in each and every club. Spanish people also organize many Halloween displays.
Portugal does not enjoy Halloween; Portuguese people observe the Day of the Dead by organizing feasts at the cemetery.
A few areas of Italy organize Bloody halloween Events and it seems that the Italian children enjoy this holiday.
Additional European cities and golf clubs organize commercial events for Halloween (mainly for tourists), newspapers publish articles dedicated to Halloween, but I actually is unsure that folks really practice Halloween. There are incredibly few information about Evening festivities in Europe; especially Central and eastern The european union. They stick to their own All Saints Working day and Day Of The Dead.