Get ready to get scared this season: Halloween 2018!

History of Halloween:

An event that is celebrated all over the world with enthusiasm and passion, this winter it’s going to take place on 31st October Wednesday 2018. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, comprises of bonfire and wearing scary costumes of ghost or other fairy tale characters. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.

It has been believed from so many years in western society that winter is the same of frightening and ghostly activities and if they leave their homes the unholy spirits would gather in their houses and distract them and to scare them off they wear costumes and masks which is again a myth!

The beliefs and customs from European countries merge together and formed a distinctive trend in Halloween that can be witnessed in America. The first celebrations included “play parties,” public events held to celebrate the harvest, where neighbors would share stories of the dead, tell each other’s fortunes, dance and sing. This exquisite event has taken quite a hype in middle nineteenth century and people from all over the world used to cherish this scary festive in their own way.

Pakistan has always been a part of celebrating these kind of worldwide festive in the best way possible. Our celebrities arrange Halloween parties with friends and family at large scale. This trend is getting its pace quite rapidly.

Trick-or-Treat

Associated to this event, People specially children wear costumes and go to nearby houses to ask for candies, food or money which is an amazing sight to see as they have to bear mischievous activities if not given candies. Thus, it gained itself a name Trick or Treat! Women on this day tend to practice some sort of rituals that they believe would make a good future prospects for them.

Halloween Parties

Much anticipated event of the winter season comes up with huge excitement as Halloween is quite prevalent in most of the societies and everyone whether they belong to any group of age they want to cherish and welcome winters in new trending style which is surely offered by this event. Moreover, People of our country are full of zeal and youngsters make special arrangement for themselves to make it worth it! People disguised in their favorite story characters or can be seen in most scary outfits designed by themselves with masks on!

Costumes:

Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Over time, in the United States, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities, and generic archetypes such as ninjas and princesses.

 

Exciting Activities:

There are several games traditionally associated with Halloween. Some of these games originated as divination rituals or ways of foretelling one’s future, especially regarding death, marriage and children.  One common game is apple bobbing or dunking in which apples float in a tub or a large basin of water and the participants must use only their teeth to remove an apple from the basin.

Haunted and scary Attractions:

Haunted attractions are built to scare patrons to create an environ that depicts ghostly activities which is quite exciting, people make haunted houses, corn mazes, and hayrides and the level of complexity of the effects has risen as the industry has grown. It is also prevailing in Pakistani society as well as we ten to follow western civilization to some extent.

Well, these kind of festivities should be celebrated for cherishing and enjoyment purposes but we would not appreciate the unlimited flow of money to this potential debauchery as we can spend this much money for the victims of turmoil downpour or we can make initiative for charity purposes!

 

 

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