Trick-or-Treat & Spooky Surprises: Unique Halloween Traditions Worldwide

8th April, 2024


Forget pumpkins! Get ready to discover how different cultures celebrate ghosts, ghouls, and things that go bump in the night.

Samhain festival marked the end of harvest – bonfires and costumes to ward off spirits.

Ireland: Where It Began

A joyful celebration to honor deceased loved ones with food, music, and decorated altars.

Mexico: Day of the Dead

Offerings made to appease wandering spirits and prevent them from causing mischief.

China: Hungry Ghost Festival

Bread and water are left out for deceased loved ones, and candles guide them home.

Austria: Seleenwoche (All Souls' Week)

Lanterns light the path for ancestors' spirits. Families gather to visit graves respectfully.

Japan: Obon (Festival of Souls)

April 30th eve involves bonfires and costumes to chase away winter and evil spirits.

Germany: Walpurgisnacht (Witches' Night)

Protect against werewolves and vampires by spreading garlic and leaving offerings.

Romania: St. Andrew's Day

Fave dei Morti (cookie) is left as gift from the deceased, often shaped like bones.

Italy: Beans of the Dead

Groups sing for charity door-to-door, offering prayers for the departed.

Philippines: Pangangaluluwa

a 15-day festival honoring ancestors, including feasting and offering food to monks.

Cambodia: Pchum Ben

Halloween's spirit lives on worldwide - a mix of spooky, respectful, and joyful traditions!