Halloween in Places I've beenHalloween may be an American tradition, but its roots go way back. All the best superstitions of the Roman, Celtic, Catholic and European folk traditions, as well as good old Americans, have turned into the modern-day celebration of Halloween. Second only to Christmas in spending, this superstition-rich amalgam of a holiday has become a celebration of our need to embrace our desires. See how countries around the world put their own spooks on Halloween, as well as honor spirits from beyond the grave.
The French are not typically fain to adopt any celebration, but in recent years, with the help of Coca-Cola, and McDonald’s , Halloween is taking root in France. And, of course, the French love to dress up and have a party. People are out there if anything goes wrong but you can be sure that when Yves St. Laurent puts a Halloween costume on the fashion runway, the French take notice. The town of Limoges, goes all out each year with a parade of ghosts and ghouls, and Paris celebrates Halloween really well.
In Germany, Halloween is celebrated as All Saints Day. In southern Germany, it’s celebrated from October 30 to November 8. Typically, in this and many other Catholic parts of the world, the All Saints Day is spent attending church, honoring the saints who have died, people visit and remembering dead family members, usually graveside. Additionally, Germans hide their knives, so the returning spirits presumably won’t get harmed by random knife´s during the day.
For Halloween I am going to be Nyan cat
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