in England nobody celebrates halloween thank god, ive never got what its for? admittly theres a halloween party im going to, but i still dont get whats so great about it..
It's a relgious event. It's in preparation for All Saints day (Nov 1) where you scare away all the evil sprits. The day after (Nov 2) is All Souls day
The term "Halloween" derives from Hallowe'en, an old contraction, still retained in Scotland and some parts of Canada, of "All Hallow's Eve," so called as it is the day before All Saints day (observed by some Christians, including Roman Catholics), which used to be called "All Hallows," derived from All Hallowed Souls. In Ireland, the name was Hallow Eve and this name is still used by some older people. Halloween was formerly also sometimes called All Saints' Eve.
Something to thing about when you go and buy that plastic jack-o-lantern (sp?) this year. I am actually surprised more people don't know about the origin of halloween.