It is widely known that today is the real Halloween day in western countries. But Chinese people celebrate it yesterday because of time difference. Indeed Halloween is set in the last day of October every year.
It said that the Halloween Day originates from the ancient Celts minority which regard this day as the new beginning of a year. At that day they will worship of their ancestors to avoid being bothered by evil spirits. Meanwhile, they will prepare some fruits and meats in the memorial ceremony to show respect to gods and the souls of deceased persons. Because they all are desperate for a harvest of the following year. To some degree it is similar with Hungry Ghost Festival of Chinese or the Tomb-sweeping Day of Chinese.
In old tradition kids will pay a visit of neighbors door to door and collect candies at the eve of Halloween. Now many customary have changed a lot with time flying by. But the freak and horrible style and atmosphere is still the way it used to be. The largest change is the way of celebration is more pluralistic. Many people have unique ways of congratulating.
Moreover the influence of Halloween has spread into many other cultures and countries. Consequently many businessmen are always holding promotion during Halloween to make a bundle. Take the kitchen accessories for an example. Generally stores and supermarkets would promote Halloween cake decoration mold in the special moment.
If you are addicted DIY in making diverse cakes and cookies, you also can buy some bargain or discount merchandise of cake supplies. It is really a good opportunity for housewives.
Since it is rare Halloween, take it to hold a prank party with your friends. Wish you a happy time today.