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By Siddharth Manne
Well, the holiday dates back to the ancient Celtics, a group of people who lived over 2,000 years ago, celebrating the festival of Samhain. November 1st marked the end of summer and the beginning of the cold and dark winter for the Celts, who believed that this was the boundary between the worlds of the living and dead. On October 31st, they thought that the ghosts of the dead had returned to the Earth, initiating a cold, deadly winter.
Fast-forward to hundreds of years later, we now spend over $10.14 billion on Halloween every year. That’s just under what Starbucks makes in an entire year. Why is Halloween such a cherished holiday all around the world? What first started as young women trying to impress their future husbands with tricks, turned into a holiday which millions celebrate throughout the world. As a part of this holiday’s culture, people indulge in multiple activities like:
Halloween movies have a long history of success. “Scream”, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Hocus Pocus” are just a few of the halloween classics. Here are some more:
We look forward to putting up decorations every year, to celebrate the mysterious, magical, and spooky-filled holiday, with spiders, jack-o-lanterns, bats, and more!
Lastly, Halloween began to be celebrated as a community over a century ago, back in the ‘20s and ever since then we’ve loved trick or treating with those in our town or community, but also attending parties and get-togethers.
Halloween will always be unforgettable to many of us, given that it is filled with memorable experiences with our friends, family, and community that we will cherish forever. Now that Halloween has just ended, I’m sure all of us are looking forward to next year’s holiday! What are you planning for the spooky celebration?
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