Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Halloween in the world

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The famous Halloween, or also known as Halloween, is a celebration to which can be linked with different origins. In general, it is accepted that its meaning comes from the English expression All Hallow's Eve, eve of all Saints - November 1. Its celebration is carried out in places as distant and diverse customs.
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Which began, according to the traditions, makes more than two thousand 500 years as a festival pagan celebration of the new-year - Celtic peoples- . Halloween is celebrated on the night of 31 October, when children dress up and ask for sweets from door to door, tradition that also takes place in the majority of Western countries.
In Ireland, where it had originated, ignite bonfires in rural areas; costumed children come to trick-or-treat, and games are organized as the snap'apple, which attaches an Apple to a door frame and participants must try to bite her while she is hung.Parents organized the scavenger hunt, which hide a sweet or a cake or a game of cards where children take the prize that is hidden under the deck. The drink of the night is the Lamb completo woos, made from apples roasted with milk or beer.
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In Scotland the children compete for sweets, whose contest is to tell jokes, stories or singing. Here the turnip replaces the pumpkin. A tradition for women is to peel an Apple in front of a mirror, illuminated by a chandelier, since legend has it that if peeling the fruit and Peel in a single Strip, the mirror will show the image of her future husband.
While in England, in all souls night, two parties are mixed: the festival of Samhain and Pomona Day, the goddess of gardens and fruit. Children dress up a dark character, and should make a sweet in games.
In Canada, the celebration of Halloween is very similar to the United States. UU. with the traditional request for door-to-door candy and costume parties. But they leave behind the tradition of dressing up of witch, Ghost and Mummy, because currently the Canadians prefer to dress up as film characters or personalities of politics.
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In Austria, some people leave bread, water and a lamp lit on a table before going to sleep. In the past it was believed that these objects greeted the soul of the dead returning to land that night, that the Austrians consider full of cosmic energies.
And the custom in Belgium is to light candles in memory of dead relatives, while the Swedes for Halloween is known as Alla Helgons Dag and is celebrated from October 31 to November 6.
In India there is the ritual of Mahalaya on November 1 which consists of prayers to invoke the spirits of their ancestors. It is of great importance for the spiritual life of the Hindus.
While in China , there is the festival of Ching Ming, which is the day of the dead where you visit the tombs of their deceased. It is customary to place sprigs of willow in their doors to protect themselves from evil spirits and if they do not, there is a belief that in his next life will come into yellow dogs.
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In Japan, most Halloween activities seem more designed for adults than for children. Clubs advertise "Fetish Halloween" and "Erotica Halloween" festivities. The passion of the Japanese toward Halloween joins its long tradition of festivals that liberate them from everyday stress, the extreme control which are conducted daily. Here is the Matsuri, or street festival where thousands of young people who crammed shops and bars congregate. Japan also has his feast of the dead, known as Obon on November 1, when it pays tribute to their dead.
Halloween is not celebrated in Spain , but it is the day to remember loved ones who have died (although increasingly more common that people dress is and the children ask for sweets). He is celebrated the day of all Saints, which is November 1 and the day of the dead the next day when you visit the Cementery carrying flowers, chrysanthemums normally. In this time people used to go to the field to celebrate "the jacket" or "chestnut", where they spend a day in family eating roasted chestnuts and walnuts. Also the typical on the day of all Saints in Spain is to eat "bones of Saints," panellets, beautiful, candied fruits, Donuts, or threads of wind.
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In Mexico, the celebration of the Día de los Muertos on November 2 which is a holiday across the country is famous. Three days of holiday parades are performed through its main streets and visit the cemeteries bringing floral offerings and food to their dead. The preparations begin on October 31 with the day of the little angels (All Saints) which is celebrated on November 1. Like Halloween parties, kids costumes are hand made in the majority of cases and not bought.
For its part, Peru is known as the celebration of the Day of the dead and held on 1 and 2 November. According to their legend, the souls of the dead return during this day to enjoy the offerings that leave you your loved ones in a few altars or tables. The altars are decorated around the loved one with pictures, candles around the altar or table and flowers to be placed in his grave the next day. Among the offerings placed the food he liked most is the deceased or some things that were important to him.
In France is not known too much about Halloween and was for 1996 that was to learn a little more by American companies that used images typical of this time of the mores of this country. Now it is celebrated in some places and some people who do parties in their homes, and other places, promoting that they dress. There are also those who decorate the windows and offer special desserts.
In Hong Kong, it is known as "Yue Lan" (Festival of the hungry ghosts) and it is also believed that wandering October 31st day on Earth. Some burned pictures of fruits or money because this would come to the world of the spirits and thus would be quiet.
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One of the most visited places in Halloween is Frankfurt, this German city for the festival that takes place in the Castle of Frankenstein.

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