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English translation: a festivity in the Anglo world

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00:58 Oct 28, 2000
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Social Sciences - Folklore
English term or phrase: halloweans
While sending greeting card, a particular image was selected which has got the title as 'Halloweans'.
v janardhanan
English translation:a festivity in the Anglo world
Explanation:
I'm supposing you want to know what is Halloween. Literally it is Hallows Evening, the night before the 1st November (I think) which in some Christian countries is a day dedicated to the dead (In Spain, it's a holiday, ehen people visit their dead). It probably originates in a very ancient pagan (pre-Christian, maybe Celtic) custom.

Essentially, it is believed that this is the night that the ghosts, ghouls, and other such ephemeral figures return to the earth/land of the living.

Nowadays it is widely celebrated in English speaking countries, and more recently, is being marketed heavily by the card/entertainment industry.

Traditionally, children dressed up in fancy costume and took to the streets, and/or played special kinds of games, ate special food at home.
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a festivity in the Anglo world


Explanation:
I'm supposing you want to know what is Halloween. Literally it is Hallows Evening, the night before the 1st November (I think) which in some Christian countries is a day dedicated to the dead (In Spain, it's a holiday, ehen people visit their dead). It probably originates in a very ancient pagan (pre-Christian, maybe Celtic) custom.

Essentially, it is believed that this is the night that the ghosts, ghouls, and other such ephemeral figures return to the earth/land of the living.

Nowadays it is widely celebrated in English speaking countries, and more recently, is being marketed heavily by the card/entertainment industry.

Traditionally, children dressed up in fancy costume and took to the streets, and/or played special kinds of games, ate special food at home.

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 04:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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