[color:954e=indigo][center]What is Halloween?!![/center][/color]Halloween might be the funniest and the most scary celebration of them all. The question is – what is Halloween anyway? Is it a night where we are supposed to worship ghosts or the dead of the earth or is it a Christian celebration that has turned into something weird?
The Celtic traditions has persisted the got to America in the 1840: s by Irish immigrants. The tradition has since then grown into an international habit, and Halloween is today celebrated in all of the western countries. The costumes and the parading on the streets are still two of the main things about Halloween. The trick-or-treating is also a tradition that has become a part of the modern form of Halloween. That tradition comes from the Celtic habit of walking door-to-door in order to collect money and food for the parade.
Even the Jack-o-lantern has traditions from the Irish Folklore. A drunkard called Jack got very drunk one night and he almost lost his life. The Devil came along to claim his soul but Jack fooled the Devil himself. Jack tried to change his life for the better after that, but soon became a drunkard again. That made the Devil find him once more. Once again Jack fooled him. Unfortunately, Jack died soon after and neither the good God nor the Devil would let him rest. The Devil just gave him a coal to ligh t up the darkness in never land.