For many people, especially in the United States, Halloween is one of the most enjoyable holidays of the year. Unlike Christmas or New Year in which the decors are adorable and it's typically the time for big family gatherings, Halloween is slightly different - people dress up as scary creatures, their favorite characters, unique creations or fantasies for one night of partying when the weather is just beginning to get cold as it gears up for winter. Also, what's great about this spooky event is candy, and lots of it. All those with a sweet tooth, rejoice!
Halloween - A Quick Look into its History
Halloween, a contraction of Hallows' Evening, is a celebration observed today in many countries on October 31st. One theory which many believe say that many Halloween traditions came from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, mainly the Gaelic festival "Samhain" that may have had pagan origins and when Samhain was Christianized, it was renamed Halloween by the early Church. However, other scholars believe that Halloween started solely as a Christian holiday, different from ancient festivals like Samhain.
How Halloween is Celebrated Nowadays
Depending where you are in the world, people celebrate Halloween in many different ways. Here are some things they do to enjoy this special one night spook-fest:
Dress up in costumes - Go to the local costume shop, order online, or make your own. The possibilities are endless: dress up as your favorite TV character, hero, a scary vampire, werewolf, or just a generic ghost in a white sheet. It's really up to you!
Carve Jack-o'-Lanterns - Pumpkins become extremely popular this night of the year, but not mainly for eating. All over the world on this particular day, the best-looking pumpkins are carved, cut, sliced and shaped in various ways to be made to resemble a face and a candle is placed inside for added spookiness.
Eat Halloween food and treats - Gathered from the activity called "Trick or Treating", children get to enjoy the classic Halloween fare including candy apples, caramel corn, candies, Halloween cake, pumpkin pie, and roasted pumpkin seeds.
Watch a horror movie - Take your pick on scary movies featuring ghosts, monsters, vampires, axe-wielding serial killers. The Shining, The Exorcist, The Conjuring - even if you watched these already, it's actually a great idea to watch them all over again!
Halloween is also considered a perfectly entertaining theme in the world of slot machines. Its concept can be taken in many different angles - the game can be very spooky, filled with terrifying monsters and creepy ghouls; or it can be turned into a happy, lighthearted experience with pumpkins, candy and other child-friendly symbols.
Halloween slots capture the scares, spooks and other hair-raising features that bring ghostly beings to life. The theme could be werewolves on the hunt or vampires searching for their next victim, or if there's a twist, you'll be the one hunting them. Still, in both cases, these otherworldly creatures are there to help you win!
Halloween isn't the only time of the year you can play horror-themed slots - you can actually play them all year round! Horror fans will definitely have a great time playing numerous scary slots featuring ghosts, mummies, vampires, werewolves and zombies. Expect to see a haunted house, an eerie graveyard, or a horror castle as you spin the reels.
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