People immersed in the ecstasy of festivity, donning colourful and weird attires & accessories is a common sight during the Halloween week in western countries. Spectacular videos of horde filled in the hue of Halloween week 2017 at different parties are going viral these days on social media. The world celebrates Halloween on 31st October every year. The westernization has also caught the metropolitan regions of our country as well in the fever of Halloween. Do you also have plans to hit a Halloween party in your city? It’s good indeed to know the other cultures to upgrade your knowledge. Let’s know about Halloween in an elaborated manner.
Meaning of the word “Halloween”
The word Halloween simply means the evening just before All Saint’s Day or All Hallows day, according to the historical references. Saint’s day falls on November 1 and consequently, the Halloween eve falls on October 31. Halloween is known among all of us just as an electrifying night with loads of trick-or-treating, pumpkins, candy, death, and ghost, but it has an ancient relevance to Celtic harvest celebrations.
Origin of Halloween
1900 years ago, Halloween came from Northern France, England, and Ireland mainly. Also, being a Celtic celebration of New Year, Halloween was also known as Samhain. And celebrated on 1st Nov during that era. It was declared as the biggest holiday of the year by Celtic druids and supposed to be the time when souls of deceased ones could fuse with the living people. Arranging bonfires used to be a mandate custom to celebrate the Halloween.
Samhain started losing its popularity when St. Patrick and other Christian missionaries marked their influential presence. The biggest reason for the fall of Samhain was the people’s inclination towards adopting Christianity. The church then began to promote Halloween with a twinge of Christianity in its quest to mingle paganism and Christianity altogether. It helped the missionaries persuade local people to embrace the state religion.
Popular Halloween 2017 Events
Halloween 2017 is going to be the spookiest Halloween ever with the line-up of amusing events. Metro Vancouver is known as the hub of sensational Halloween events. Few of them are:
- Fright Nights at Playland
- Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze
- Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour
- Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo
- Potter’s House of Horrors & many more
Celebrating Halloween eve at any corner of the globe is bliss itself, but after knowing more about it, the joy is definitely going to double up. Sharda University, being a multicultural global university, also organizes Halloween Eve with immense zeal to fill the gaps of cultural diversity. Students from across the globe enjoy to the fullest in Halloween parties organized by Sharda University. What are you waiting for! Sport yourself in an exclusive Halloween dress and get ready to entangle with the ghosts. Wooh!