• Until recently, Halloween as currently celebrated - pumpkins and witches = was almost exclusively a US phenomenon. It has recently spread across the English-speaking world. In many other Christian countries, Halloween (All Hallows Even, the night before All Souls Day) was distinctly more scary, a night for staying in and praying for the departed, not going out. Bad things happened, allegedly, to people caught out after dark on that night.
  • No. Only predominantly Christian countries celebrate the pagan festival of Halloween. China and Japan for example do not celebrate it. They have more sense to, I suppose

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