Halloween originally is a pagan festivity celebrating the harvest. On
Halloween the deceased family members and other beloved ones that passed away, were honored
by placing chairs and plates with food for them at the dinner table. Nowadays, Halloween
especially is a children's festivity. Children dress up in special halloween clothes and
in groups they walk through the streets with lanterns made of pumpkins; and they ring at
the doors to ask the people for candies.
The Halloween symbols like witches, black cats, bats and skulls, are residues of the fact
that originally the deceased were honored at this festivity.