Halloween traditions in the United Kingdom
Halloween is a holiday celebrated at the very end of October. Some people have Halloween parties on or around this time, where the hosts and guests often dress up as ghosts, zombies or other scary things. Others might get together to watch horror movies, either at home or at a movie theater. Some children go trick-or-treating. Those who do not give out a treat may trick kids with a joke instead. Trick-or-treating isn’t as popular in the U.K as it is in America. Some Countries that don’t celebrate Halloween is; France, Holland, Germany, Australia, Taiwan, and most Asian and African countries
There are many symbols that are related to Halloween, the colors orange and black are very common. Other symbols include; carved pumpkins, witches, wizards, and characters from scary movies. Animals associated with the festival include bats, spiders and black cats. People believed that at this time of year, the souls of dead people could come alive, they thought that it was important to dress up in costumes when going outside to avoid being affected by the souls.
Some traits of the modern Halloween celebrations, such as carving lanterns out of vegetables originated long ago. Others were introduced more recently, often as a form of commercial promotion. Many stores and businesses see Halloween as a chance to promote products with a Halloween theme, as many holidays. Halloween is not a ‘bank holiday’ in the United Kingdom, meaning schools and businesses are open.