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Festivity - Halloween Day - October 31, Saturday 2010
Halloween Pumpkin Basket,Lanterns,pranks,witches,ghosts,Lord of Death,CeltsThe Halloween day also called festivals of the dead which is developed from ancient New Year festivals. It was celebrated to honour Samhain, the Lord of Death, by the Celts who lived in the places what is now the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Northern France, more than two thousand years ago.

The term Halloween is the short form of All-hallow-even, as it is the eve of which is now also known as All Saints' Day, All Hallows Eve, All Saints' Eve or Hallowed End or 'All Souls' Day. Halloween means ‘Holy evening’ and it takes place before All Saint’s Day to honor all Saints in heaven, known or unknown or for all "the holies" - those people who had died faithful to Christ. In the year 835 AD the Roman Catholic Church would make November 1st, a church holiday to honor all the saints. It is also the Roman Day of the apple or Pomona Day.

As the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in accordance with the Florentine calendar the All Saint's Day is now considered to occur one day after Halloween, on November 1, though the two holidays were, at that time, celebrated on the same day.

“….In pre-Christian Britain, October 31st was considered as the eve of New Year, when the souls of the dead - especially those who had died in the past year - were believed to revisit their homes. On this day ghosts walked and mingled with the living, or so the Celts thought. The townspeople baked food all that day and when night fell they dressed up and tried to resemble the souls of the dead. Hoping that the ghosts would leave peacefully before midnight of the New Year the people carried the food to the edge of town and left it for them.”

Halloween is celebrated on October 31st night in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States, sometimes Australia and many Latin American and some Asian countries.

Halloween is the time for harmless pranks, and wearing masks,Trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bobbing for apples, costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, bonfires, and fireworks (in Ireland) and having frightful fun resembling the witches roam the skies on broomsticks and black cats lurk in alleys, ghosts and spirits haunt the street. Children wear masks as ghosts and witches, go house to house, shouting 'Trick or treat' and demanding gifts is become ‘ fashion’ in some places.

Sending e-greetings, gifts like Halloween Pumpkin Basket, Inflatable hanging pumpkins, Trick or Treat Costumes including different type’s masks, Halloween Cookies in Pumpkin Holder, Halloween Lanterns are getting more and more popular now a days amongst teenagers and youths.

All Souls Day is observed all over the other parts of the world to remember the forefathers and beloved ones who have departed and these souls are blessed for heavenly peace. In India, Halloween resembles ‘Kali chaudas or Pithru Tharpana Pooja’ for the peace of Ancestor Souls on ‘Karkitaka Amaavaasya Day’ and also the ‘Shraddha’ performed for 15 days before the ‘ Navratri’ Festival. These days, people remember their dead parents and forefathers.

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