It’s the time of the year again, where the fancy costumes will come out and children will indulge themselves into trick and treat, party animals will be partying till the wee hours or just stuffing your mouth with a handful of candies.
So what is Halloween?
Traditionally, Halloween has been known as All Hallow’s Evening and it falls on the 31st October every year and is observed as a celebration in a number of countries across the globe.
Dating back to the ancient European traditions, Halloween has been originated from the ancient Gaelic Festival, Samhain. It was a day to celebrate the end of the harvesting season which means “Summer’s end”.
Historically, the Gaels thought that there were walls between the spiritual realm and the world and these walls were quite thin. The Gaels feared that the crops would be damaged and so they decided to set up places at their dinner tables for all the spirits and would light bonfires to scare off all the evil spirits off.
Later on, the trick or treating came up from the 16th century in the country of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. People started to ask for food in exchange for a poem or a song and would dress up in scary costumes and impersonate their souls like the dead to protect themselves.
Why to celebrate Halloween?
It started to commercialize as a festival over the time with strong influences of the pop culture and is now celebrated by both children as well as adults.
But, what’s Halloween without some fun? To what we know is that you earn the title of enjoying Halloween, only if you travel. And trust us, there are so many destinations where the celebrations of Halloween are said to give you a spine-chilling experience.
The country of Italy is famed for Rome or Venice, but you would be surprised to travel to a small village known as Corinaldo which produces out an eerie charm during the festival of Halloween. And nothing can beat the creep at the Monster Park also known as the Garden of Bomarza in Italy. The name itself is scary, so imagine the park during Halloween?
Also, if you have never been to London before, we recommend you to give it a chance and plan a holiday there. Not only is it a great experience of witnessing the season of Fall, but also to have an exceptional Halloween.
So, why not take an opportunity to celebrate Halloween with travel? Bring your inner witch out and give some wings to the wicked you. Have a horrifying vacation!