Is Halloween Celebrated All Over The World????

United States
October 30, 2011 11:29pm CST
Happy Halloween to all mylotters. Is Halloween celebrated all over the world? In the United States, it is a huge day. I live in Austin, Texas and this is like one of the biggest holidays all year. People go all out. The city has been celebrating since Friday with tomorrow being the biggest day. I have just leaned from reading a mylot discussion that Halloween is celebrated in The Philippines. I did not know that. I always learn so much on mylot. What about the rest of the world? I believe that it is celebrated in England. How about the rest of Europe? What about India and other parts of Asia? Australia? Latin America? The Mideast???? I would love to hear from mylotters who live or have travelled in these areas. Or who just have the answers. Does the whole world celebrate Halloween. I think that it is a great holiday. I do not do anything terribly exciting but I do dress in orange and black. And I have Halloween socks. I do not stay out late because events get a little too chaotic for this senor citizen but I have fun and I will eat too much candy.
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@buddha3 (1029)
• India
31 Oct 11
No. It's not celebrated all over the world. I know Halloween is a big day in USA. My relatives in USA celebrate it with the natives there. In India it's not celebrated though. But you never know! we may start it soon as we tend to emulate Americans a lot:)
• United States
31 Oct 11
Well, thanks for the info. It's a great holiday -- lots of fun. But then you have many festivals and holidays of your own in India. There are Indian communities all over The United States, even here in Austin. And these groups celebrate Indian holidays and festivals.
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@buddha3 (1029)
• India
31 Oct 11
Yes, they do. But I feel it a great idea to exchange culture. Just imagine all of us celebrating all festivals around the world. sounds crazy but interesting:)
• United States
2 Nov 11
I think that it sounds like a great idea. I would love to celebrate all festivals. Nothing wrong with dancing and eating together.
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
Yes we celebrate Halloween here in the Philippines but in a different kind of way, if other country's celebrate it by wearing Costumes and go to a party, here in the Philippines we celebrate it by visiting our relatives who passed away and spend 1 whole day sometimes overnight at the cemetery. We usually bring foods at the cemetery and somehow picnic there. Though there are some establishments who are also practicing the Halloween Costume Party but most of the Filipinos choose to be at the cemetery than rather go partying.
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• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Yes I agree it depend on who passed away and how long it has been. Yes I'am very closed to the deceased because they are my parents. My father passed away 27 yrs ago and my Mother passed away 9 years ago.
• United States
2 Nov 11
How do you feel when you visit them in the cemetery? Does it make you feel more peaceful to be with them?
@ferbjohn69 (1129)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
Yes,it's true that halloween is well celebrated here in Philippines.During halloween people go out and wear horrible costumes to frighten people passing by.It's pretty funny when people are shocked.Many parades are also held.I like the spirit of the halloween.It's frightening but fun.:)
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• United States
31 Oct 11
I like Halloween, also. In Austin, some people go all out getting costumed. I never do. I am content to just wear orange and black along with my Halloween socks. I had been thinking for days about whether or not Halloween is celebrated all over the world. Then I read a discussion by a mylotter in Philippines who was discussing the holiday and I decided to begin a discussion asking this question. I was surprised to find that it is celebrated in Philippines. I learn so much on mylot.
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
We also celebrate Christmas and new year.We also celebrate our independence day.Philippines has so many celebrations that is why many filipinos are very happy.:)
• United States
31 Oct 11
I celebrate everything. I love holidays, festivals, celebrations, etc. It might be a happier and better world if we all celebrated a lot.
@youless (97399)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Nov 11
Here the Halloween is not our holiday. However, it has become to be much more popular than before. It is just like the Christmas. It is not our traditional holiday but as time goes by, we are affected by it and we also celebrate it. Here some young people will have the cool makeup and they celebrate it outside. It is not like your style, but they regard it as a time to have fun. I love China
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• United States
2 Nov 11
So people in China are beginning to celebrate American holidays. We celebrate The Chinese New Year. Some American cities, like San Francisco, have huge Chinese populations. And Chinese holidays are celebrated. Halloween is fun. So is Christmas. So is The Chinese new Year. What is your favorite holiday?
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@youless (97399)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Nov 11
Perhaps my favorite festival is the Chinese Year. Since we can have 7 days of holiday, meanwhile everyday there will be a feast
@rafiholmes (2897)
• Malaysia
31 Oct 11
well..the regular..trick or treating Halloween US style is not celebrated widely enough..but if in clubland/nightclubs/and parties..it is celebrated in the entire nightlife world... all people dressed up in fancy costumes..and aware of this halloween celebration..but they do it for fun and the party sake not really as a tradition or american culture..and most time..outside the USA..its not a children celebration...just for adult..to Party!
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• United States
31 Oct 11
Interesting. It is an adult celebration in your country but not one for children. While adults do celebrate Halloween big time in the states, I believe that it is still mostly for the young or younger.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
3 Nov 11
Ahh Rafihi sounds like you had a good one Sounds like ya had a good weekend
• Indonesia
31 Oct 11
hi bostonphil. there is no halloween in my country, cause it not our culture.
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• United States
31 Oct 11
I trust that you have all kinds of celebrations and festivals in your country. Is there anything like Halloween? Do you hear about Halloween?
• Indonesia
1 Nov 11
i don't know much about halloween, i just hear from my friend that have see that festival at singapore. there is any festival like that in my country, but in different region.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
1 Nov 11
Though I believe that there are more and more places in the world where Halloween is being celebrated, it is not a world-wide holiday. I know that I've always celebrated it with my family when I was a child and now I celebrate it with my children now that I'm a mother. The main celebration that we do is in dressing up and also carving pumpkins for the holiday. We have a lot of fun with it.
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• United States
2 Nov 11
Halloween is fun for some. For others, it is a spiritual holiday. I always see Halloween as kicking off the holiday season. And I love the holiday season.
@Porcospino (23406)
• Denmark
31 Oct 11
I live in Denmark, and when I was a child halloween didn't exist at all. In the last couple of years that has changed and some people celebrate it, but it is not a really popular holiday like christmas. Many people have pumpkins and we also have one. In the area of Denmark where I lived before the children went trick and treating. We moved to another island this year and we bought a lot of candy for tonight, but not a single child showed up, so I guess isn't halloween very popular on this island. At we least are not going to run out of candy in the near future
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• United States
1 Nov 11
I live in senior citizen housing and we have a gated community. So we do not get any trick or treaters. In the past, we had a community party but there is a lot of in fighting and bad feelings, so there is no party tonight. Save the candy for next year. Maybe you will move again. Living on an island sounds wonderful I live in a very fast moving, intense and hectic city. I am looking for a smaller and more peaceful place to live. I am wearing all orange and black with halloween socks as I type this. There is a huge celebration tonight in downtown but it is way too much for me now. Plus I believe that Occupy Austin is going to do something like a demonstration. I am staying home and watching Dancing With The Stars. We have had Halloween festivities and events since Friday. I have not made one. Maybe next year, like your candy. Boo!!!!
@reizende (16)
• United States
31 Oct 11
Halloween is not celebrated on the whole globe, but there are a few that do. England, Ireland, United States, Sweden, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Scotland, Isle of Man, Wales, Romania, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria, Mexico, Australia, Africa, Colombia, India, Phillipines, & Hong Kong
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• United States
31 Oct 11
It is interesting which countries celebrate Halloween and which ones do not. Some countries that celebrate Halloween are close to those that do not. Each country that celebrates must have its own customs and traditions.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
31 Oct 11
Pumpkin - I want a pumpkin for Halloween :))
I am now living in the Middle East, and no, they are not celebrating Halloween. I really want to celebrate Halloween because the country I came from also celebrates Halloween. But here, they don't, it's kind of boring here. It's just a normal day. I want to carve a pumpkin, too I can only feel that it's Halloween because of the posts here that I read in myLot lol . I just watch horror movies during these days to celebrate Halloween.
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• United States
31 Oct 11
So where are you from originally? And where do you now live? Can you not carve a pumpkin where you live? Or maybe, it is difficult to buy a pumpkin, even impossible. Wherever you live, they must have festivals, holidays and celebrations. Is there anything close to Halloween where people get costumed. Happy Halloween! I do not do very much, myself. I will just wear orange and black. And eat candy!!!!
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
hmm im from the Philippines, well its really nothing biggy here just a few who does the trick or treat, or just events and malls that has the theme of halloween. tell me about how u guys in the States celebrate Halloween? i've never tried to trick or treat though hahaha im interested tell me whats up in the US when halloween strikes?
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@Seisho7 (172)
• Indonesia
31 Oct 11
and we are celebrating in Indonesia too, everybody wear costume in everywhere like shopping center and they go party with costume too
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• United States
31 Oct 11
Happy Halloween. Are you getting costumed? And going to a party? Interesting. Some countries outside The United States also celebrate and others do not.
@WakeUpKitty (8703)
• Netherlands
31 Oct 11
No Halloween is not celebrated all over the world. If anyone in Holland would "celebrate" it it's probaby not more as just decorating the house a bit. No trick or treat or whatever. I also don't think they do that somewhere else in Europe. Also not because that part has nothing to do with the original celebration at October 31. The Halloween celebration/idea people know nowadays are completely different and have less to do with the end of the harvest time and the old believes.
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• United States
31 Oct 11
I thought that Halloween was known or maybe still is known as Hallowed Eves. And that it was a holy day for witches and pagans. I did not realize that it also celebrated the end of the harvest. Now I have to do some research on Halloween.
@safety69 (592)
• Taiwan
31 Oct 11
Ha haaha , Your comment sounds very exited , I wish here in Taiwan they would celebrate it like in the States, but , here is not a big celebration ,usually the American schools are the most that celebrate it with the kids. Some plublic schoools do something but is not much. I am from central America and happens the same thing as in here. I was invited thou to a Halloween party on saturday in a Bolivian Restaurant, but , I missed it , I couldnt go. Too bad. Some years ago I used to live in San Francisco CA. and every year I dressed up in different costumes and went to big parties untill 2 or 3 in the morning. Also I went one time to the San Francisco s parade of gays , that is something . I dont celebrate halloween now but , I have a very good memories from before. Happy Halloween to You my friend. I love this season in America.
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• United States
31 Oct 11
I used to live in San Francisco also. That is one great city. Halloween is big in San Francisco just like in Austin. Some American cities do Halloween big while others don't. Taiwan must have all its own festivals and celebrations, some every bit as good and maybe better than Halloween. Maybe next year, you can have a Halloween Party.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
31 Oct 11
Halloween has always be celebrated here but it has only become a Holiday in recent years since it has been Americanised. If you have to work on the day it is not holiday! (ok today is the exception lol), Bank or other wise, Halloween was always low key here when I was a kid now it just crazy lol
• United States
1 Nov 11
I went and researched Halloween. I believe that it originated with the Celtic People, maybe in France, but they brought it to Ireland among other places and then it came over to the States. It's a very interesting and complicated story. We work on Halloween here in America but some people take off early. Some people are in no condition to work the next day. It also depends on what city you live in. Some cities, like Austin, Texas, go wild. For other cities, it is not such a big deal.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
2 Nov 11
Ahh bostonphil wlcome to the list
@wulania (1528)
• Indonesia
31 Oct 11
we dont celebrate halloween. we are in indonesia. we dont like it. but we have so many traditional celebration here
• United States
31 Oct 11
I am certain that you have a lot of your own traditional celebrations. Possibly one has some similarity to Halloween where you get costumed????? What is your favorite celebration?