Tradition: Many children dress up with costumes and visit other houses saying 'trick-or-treat'. It’s a very funny activity. People give them candies. If you don’t give anything for them, they can play some tricks on you.
Superstition: According to an Irish legend, Jack was a man who could not enter heaver and hell either because he had played jokes on the devil, so, instead, he was doomed to wander around with a lantern until Judgement Day. Nowadays Jack-o’-lantern is a very traditional symbol. If you have a pumpkin with a candle inside you are protected of bad spirits in the Halloween Day.
Movies: Some symbols are: pumpkins, skeleton, spider, bats and witches. Here are some of the most famous:
- Haunted House
Orange- It symbolizes the strength and endurance. It stands for the havest and autumn (pumpkin).
Black- It’s a typical symbol of death and darkness.
Purple – It’s associated with witches.
White- It’s a symbol of light and purity. White is the color of the ghosts and the moonlight.
The most popular food is pumpkin pie. Vegetables and fruit are also symbols of harvest time.
Mexico celebrates the Days of the Dead (Días de los Muertos) on the Christian holidays All Saints’s Day (November, 1st) and All Souls’ Day (November, 2nd)instead of Halloween.