Most Weird Halloween Traditions In The World
Halloween is a fun time of the year before the Holidays when children dress up in their favorite cartoon or superhero costumes and ask for candy. In some cultures such as in Mexico, families believe this is a day their dead relatives will come home and pay a visit. In other areas such as in Des Moines and St. Louis children are expected to do an act or tell a joke before getting their candy. Read some of these fascinating tales below.
1 Mexico Celebrates Day of the Dead
In the Latin Culture Halloween also known as Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos is a three-day long festival where families make altars honoring their deceased relatives. The shrines include candy, the dead relatives’ favorite food, pictures, and anything that will honor the deceased. In Mexico, the residents believe this is the one day the dead come back home to pay their familiesa visit. In addition, many towns and villages will hold parades with dancers and a live person laying in a coffin as they are paraded through the community. The festivity ends at the cemetery of the deceased with a picnic. Families will attend the events and use this time to share memories and fix up the grave sites.