Today Halloween (October 31) is celebrated in many parts of the world but the most popular is in the US.
There feast began to be celebrated in the 19th century emigration of the Irish. More than half of Americans each year decorate their houses for Halloween. Today the only holiday that manages to overpower Scary Christmas euphoria remains, but sales of candy and sweets October 31 hold championship. On this day, children dress in scary costumes and ringing door to door collecting candy. If the owner refuses to give them, they devise mischief for his punishment. This entertainment is known as “draw or will mar mine” (trick-or-treat). Mass costumes for Halloween appear around the middle of last century, when the tradition “or draw will mar mine” becomes an integral part of the holiday. The biggest celebration of Halloween is the Village Halloween Parade and is one of the largest parades. It consists in New York and is visited by more than two million spectators and participants. It begins in the 70s by a master of masks in Greenwich Village. In Canada and the United States, the celebrations began with the arrival of Scottish and Irish settlers in the 19th century. Festivities today include games, making pumpkin lanterns decorating with pumpkins and corn.