13 Ways to Celebrate Halloween Around the World


Depending on where you go, Halloween can be a very silly holiday or a very serious one.


Knowing that the origins of modern Halloween date back to the ancient Celts, it is not surprising that the Irish have their own unique way of celebrating the holiday. While Americans are satisfied with the usual Halloween candy, the Irish can't think of a holiday without the sweet bread called Barnbrak, which is the official dessert of All Saints' Day.

Ireland halloween


Not all countries are ready to accept this holiday, some are just beginning to discover it (and very reluctantly), and England is among them. The fact is that this holiday overlaps with Guy Fawkes Day (November 5). On this day we remember the sad events of 1605, when the Catholics tried to destroy Parliament and King James the First.

England halloween


Russia categorically refuses to celebrate Halloween. The reason for this is that it runs counter to Christian values and cultural traditions of the country.

Russia halloween


The people of this country have their own custom on Halloween for lovers. On this day the couple must throw nuts into the fire. If they hear a crackling sound - you should not count on a quick wedding, but if they roast quietly - the life of the young couple will pass without quarrels and disagreements.

Scotland halloween


In China, only immigrants celebrate Halloween. But there is a similar holiday here, the Festival of Hungry Spirits. On this day, you should pay your respects to the good spirits and beware of the evil ones.

China halloween


In Malaysia, Chinese communities also celebrate the Festival of Hungry Spirits. Fascinating performances from opera to puppet shows are available to the public. The same is happening in Singapore.

Malaysia halloween


For the land of the rising sun, Halloween is not considered a native holiday. Despite this, it is gradually taking root and becoming more and more fun and exciting. It is worth noting the brightness of the costumes. Cosplay has long been an integral part of Japanese youth culture, so Halloween outfits are particularly exciting.

Japan halloween


In India, Halloween isn't just about costumes and spider webs. First and foremost, it's the food. Many restaurants even come up with a separate menu that you can try only on that day.

India halloween


Some countries welcome Halloween with open arms, while others, on the contrary, are eager to put an end to the fun. This is exactly what is happening in Rwanda.

Randa halloween


The holiday became popular not long ago, about 20 years ago. Some still deny it, while others celebrate in their own special atmosphere. They visit the pumpkin festival or take a trip to the ruins of the old Frankenstein castle, where many mystical things happened.

Germany halloween


In Transylvania you can find the famous Castle of Dracula, which Bram Stoker wrote about in his novel. Castle Bran is associated with one of the most famous vampires of all time and on All Saints Eve it is open for a dance party. A good excuse to check out legends that may turn out to be true.

Romania halloween


Halloween is most thoroughly celebrated in Mexico on November 2. It is called the Day of the Dead, and people honor their dead friends and family. It is believed that spirits may come to the world of the living to celebrate, so the day is bright and colorful.

Mexico halloween

New Orleans

New Orleans stands apart from the rest of the United States when it comes to Halloween celebrations. This city loves not only partying, but also voodoo. On the streets on this day you can come across not only noisy parties, but also exhibitions dedicated to voodoo magic.

New Orleans halloween

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