Halloween is a holiday that takes its roots from Irish and Scottish Celts. First, it was spread all over United Kingdom, then it travelled to the USA and finally it became known all over the world. Ukraine is not an exception. In our country it started gaining popularity since 1991 – the year when Ukraine got independence. Ukrainians took all the traditions the way they were at that time. Big pumpkin with a terrifying face curved on it and a candle inside, tradition to dress up in scary costumes and celebration on October 31st.
The common things are always obvious, and how the celebration differs in Ukraine from the one in other countries? As Halloween has been celebrated since the late 1990s, one can easily guess that only younger generation is involved in the fun. People who have spent most of their life in the USSR might have no idea of what this holiday is. Grandparents can look on the scary clothes and masks of their grandchildren and get terrified. So if you come to somebody’s home and say: “Trick or treat”, people will hardly understand you right. They can even get frightened that you came to rob their flat.
Another situation is at schools, colleges, universities and other institutions. On the week preceding October 31st, children and youth decorate their classrooms with carved pumpkins, spiders, scary masks and other Halloween decorations, participate in concerts, dances and parties wearing costumes of positive and evil characters. As for adults, only in the last few years this holiday gained popularity among them. Festivals are held, restaurants offer pumpkin dishes and nightclubs arrange extraordinary parties. There are entrances for free on October 31st in some entertainment establishments in case you have make up or clothes that correspond to Halloween.
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