Halloween celebrations are celebrated with much enthusiasm in California. No matter how big or small, everyone participated and had a great time. Halloween is also known as the ‘All Hallow’s Eve’ festival. It is held a day before Hallows Day which falls on October 31st every year. It is called ‘All Hallow’s Eve’. People believe that on the night of Halloween, there is no boundary between the realms of dead and living, and evil spirits could easily return to earth. So, people dress up in spooky costumes, and lit bonfires to ward off the evil spirits.
This festival is also dedicated to remembering the dead ones in the family. This festival has its origin in the ancient Celtic traditions. Apart from dressing up in spooky costumes, visiting friends with gifts, screening horror movies, and Halloween-themed games became popular as well. Trick and treating is a part of Halloween and it started in the 1930s. It is like going door to door, asking for food or money, while dressed in costumes.
Here, have a look at how the Americans celebrated this year’s Halloween in California.