How are Halloween and the Day of the Dead similar?
Similarly one may ask, what is the similarities between Halloween and the Day of the Dead?
A similarity is that you can both get candy. On Halloween trick-or-treaters collect candy by approaching houses an saying "trick-or-treat". On The Day Of The Dead the have candy skulls. A difference between these celebrations is the atmosphere.
Subsequently, question is, what holiday is similar to the Day of the Dead? The Brazilian public holiday of Finados (Day of the Dead) is celebrated on November 2. Similar to other Day of the Dead celebrations, people go to cemeteries and churches with flowers and candles and offer prayers. The celebration is intended as a positive honoring of the dead.
Likewise, is Day of the Dead always on Halloween?
Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday, also celebrated in parts of Latin America and the U.S., to remember and pray for family and friends who have died. It is on November 1.
|Day of the Dead||Halloween|
|Date||October 31 to November 2||October 31|
What is the purpose of Halloween?
Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2020 occurs on Saturday, October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween.