Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is an international holiday celebrated on October 31st. It was originally a pagan holiday celebrated by Celtic people . Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, visiting haunted attractions, carving Jack-o’-lanterns, reading scary stories, and watching horror movies. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Halloween is celebrated in several countries of the Western world, most commonly in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and occasionally in parts of Australia.
Among Spanish-speaking nations, Halloween is known as "All Saints Day." It is a joyous and happy holiday…a time to remember friends and family who have died but, as a feast, Halloween in Spain is gaining popularity.