Is Halloween celebrated where you live? In the United States and Canada, Halloween is a widely known and celebrated holiday that gives tribute to the dead every year on October 31. For many years it has been this way but Halloween customs, though, can be found in many other parts of the globe as of today. Although named differently, share similar themes: contact with the spirit world involving the spirits of the dead, fairies, witches, and even the devil and demon angels.
CELEBRATIONS LIKE HALLOWEEN WORLDWIDE
There are other festivities, like Halloween, that celebrate the existence and activity of spirit creatures.
- North America – Day of the Dead
- South America – Kawsasqanchis
- Europe – Day of the Dead and variations of Halloween
- Africa – Dance of the Hooded Egunguns
- Asia – Bon Festival