A few days ago, a very special celebration took place in Martinique and around the world: Halloween night !
This festival, originating from the United States, crossed the borders of Europe in the 80s with globalization and inevitably was exported internationally, to France and the Caribbean. To a lesser extent, it’s true, but still with a certain success, especially among young people.
But what exactly is Halloween about ?
The tradition of Halloween
Traditionally, it takes place on October 31st. For the occasion, all kinds of candies, pumpkins carved into monstrous faces, skeleton figurines, and other horrific figures are the kings of the moment.
In the United States, children gather for a marathon ! Under the supervision of their parents, their goal is to collect as many candies as possible throughout the night, which they will have received by going door-to-door in their town or neighborhood.
Why does Halloween meet with such success ?
The most obvious answer is the tradition of wearing diverse and varied costumes that tend to be reminiscent of Carnival. Witch, ghost, vampire – it’s the time to give free rein to your desires and imagination for one night.
It’s a real joy for creative people !
Everyone has their preferences and can transform themselves into a character from their favorite movie, a historical figure, or even an animal. Anything is possible !