Halloween Day, Celebrated on 31st October every year, is not new to India. Still we have seen lots of people wanting to know more about Why is Halloween Celebrated? Though it’s purely a western celebration, however, just like other festivals that we adopt from west, this one has successfully been adopted by us Indians.
When we started selling Halloween stuff in 2012, there was hardly anyone asking about it. We did sell 2-3 products that year. However, the next year 2013 the growth in orders was around 1000%. And very few stuff was purchased by westerners but mostly by people from purely Indian origin. And the growth has been like this ever since. Every year the queries and orders are more and more. Apart from that we saw our vendors and wholesale markets also keeping the Halloween stuff and increasing the stock every year. A pure indicator of Halloween awareness.
Why are we discussing the above data and story with you? Well, it is only to let you know that the penetration and the awareness of Halloween is increasing many-folds every year. And most importantly, people are wanting to know more and more about it. The good part really is, our customers really ask for questions before they get into buying it. They really want many stories. Though some of our customers also come from a background where they have spent good amount of time in countries like US or UK and thanks to them for spreading the awareness but people need to know more.
So here is the thing about Halloween! Why is Halloween Celebrated? According to our good old WikiPedia
According to BBC Online, it is “widely believed” that many Halloween traditions originated from the ancient Celtic harvest festival Samhain, and that this Gaelic observance was Christianized by the early Church. Samhain and other such festivals may have had pagan roots. Some, however, support the view that Halloween began independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.
Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration. Some Christians historically abstained from meat on All Hallows’ Eve, a tradition reflected in the eating of certain foods on this vigil day, including apples, potato pancakes and soul cakes.
So, you got to know what it is or you would want to research more?, your choice, however if you want to know who should celebrate it then let us inform you that almost all genders and age love celebrating Halloween. Mostly people purchase horror items like the ones you can see here. But this is just few of the items one can have for Halloween. The market is really creative when it comes to Halloween.
What are the products that people buy most for their Halloween party?
Halloween is more about getting creative, as creative as you can with your decorations, dining, costumes, dinner and gifts. People choose to get as scary as possible. Costume range from Witches to Ghosts to Zombies, anything that you can lay your hand on, anything that can make you look as scary as possible. You can say its more who is scariest of them all (who attend the party).
So get scarier this Halloween, make this year memorable and more scarier than ever.