is a holiday celebrated mainly in the United States, northern Mexico, some provinces in Canada, Ireland and the UK on the night of October 31It originated in the Celtic festival of Samhainand the Christian holiday of All Saints' DayIn large part, is asecular celebration but some feel that has a religious background. Irish immigrants passed versions of the tradition to North America during the Great Irish Famine of 1840.
The day is often associated with the orange and black and isstrongly associated with symbols like the Jack-o'-lantern. Typical activities include the famous Halloween trick or treating andcostume parties, besides bonfires, visiting haunted houses, jokes, reading scary stories and viewing horror films.
Tomás Jesús García López