Halloween is an observance celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably.Halloween originated in Ireland as the pagan Celtic harvest festival
by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting candy or money.
It is celebrated in much of the Western world, though most common in the United States,
Puerto Rico, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada, and with increasing popularity in
Australia and New Zealand. Halloween originated in Ireland as the pagan Celtic harvest festival,
Samhain. Irish, Scots and other immigrants brought older versions of the tradition
to North America in the 19th century. Most other Western countries have embraced Halloween
as a part of American pop culture in the late 20th century.
The term Halloween, and its older spelling Hallowe'en, is shortened from All-hallow-even,
as it is the evening before "All Hallows Day". In Ireland, the name was All Hallows Eve
and this name is still used by some older people. Halloween was also sometimes called
All Saints' Eve. The holiday was a day of religious festivities in various northern
European pagan traditions, until it was appropriated by Christian missionaries
and given a Christian interpretation. In Mexico November 1st and 2nd are celebrated as
the "Dia de Los Muertos" Day of the Dead. Halloween is also called Pooky Night in some parts of Ireland,
presumably named after the púca, a mischievous spirit. In Australia it is sometimes
referred to as "mischief night", by locals.fun for every one.