Halloween… an Adopted Tradition in México

Halloween... and Adopted Tradition in Mexico

Halloween is a night of fantasy and mystery where everything related to the world of the dead and the paranormal phenomenon are remembered and represented; it’s one of the spookiest and mocking festivities in history. This festivity mainly takes places in the United States, Mexico and Canada the night of October 31st., although its world famous thanks to the Hollywood movie industry. It’s so special and unique that throughout history it’s been captured on film and literature reflected till this day.

Halloween... an Adopted Tradition in Mexico For several decades, with increasing force, Mexico celebrates more and more the Halloween festivities since it falls perfectly with the traditional festivities of the Day of the Dead which takes place the 1st. and 2nd. of November. It’s very common to see in businesses and houses the traditional orange and black colors, even pumpkins and all related to this day. Children come out early afternoon  to the streets asking for their “trick or treat” door by door along the way, at night many clubs and bars have special Halloween parties presenting a costume contest  where the prices are normally very tempting.

Among the most representative symbols of Halloween there are:

Halloween... an Adopted Tradition in Mexico
  • Candies
  • Witches
  • Black Cats
  • Cemeteries
  • Owls
  • Vampires
  • Masks
  • Pumpkins
  • Ghosts
  • Skulls
  • Full Moon
  • Ravens

 

This is a night to have fun with all the variety of scary character personifications which is simply an inoffensive mockery of the dead, for others it’s just a humorous impressions of well known personalities, if you are the kind of person who prefers to stay home grant no surprise in getting knocked on your door with the famous phrase “Trick or Treat”!
Funny Pumpkins

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