Celebrating Halloween in the United Kingdom

Celebrating Halloween in the United Kingdom

What’s the point of Halloween?

We celebrate Halloween because it has been a tradition in the UK for a very long time. It dates back more than 2,000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.

What do we do today to celebrate Halloween?

We still do a lot of the scary Halloween traditions, like dressing up as a couple, picking pumpkins, and eating tasty foods like classic pumpkin pie (opens in new tab).

What is Halloween really all about?

Even though Halloween no longer has much of a religious meaning in the UK, it was once a big day in the pagan calendar because it marked the end of summer.

Does Halloween have anything to do with religion?

All Saints’ Eve is what Christians call Halloween. It is the day before All Saints’ or All Souls’ Day, which is also called All Hallows’ Day