Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of Relic night or relics), also known as Allhalloween, The Eve of All Relics, or the Eve of All Saints, is a celebration held in various countries on October 31, Eve of the Holiday western Christian all day of relics. The observance of three days of Aleallowtide begins, the time of the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (relics), martyrs and all the deceased faithful.
It is believed that many Halloween traditions originated from the ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic Festival of Samhain; whereas such festivals may have had pagan roots; and that Samhain itself was Christianized as Halloween by the early Church. Some believe, however, that Halloween began only as a Christian holiday, separated from ancient festivals like Samhain.
Halloween activities include trick or treat (or foreign costume and related souling), cater so Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins in lanterns, light bonfires, apple swing, guessing sets, game pranks, Visit attractions, tell scary stories as well as watch horror movies. In many parts of the world, Christian religious observance on the eve of all relics, including attending church services and lighting candles on the tombs of the dead, remains popular, even though elsewhere is a more commercial and secular celebration. Some Christians historically abstained from meat on the eve of all relics, a tradition reflected in the consumption of certain vegetarian foods on this waking day, including apples, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.