How is Halloween celebrated around the world?

In countries such as the United States, Canada, and Ireland, Halloween traditions include trick-or-treating, costume parties, carving of jack-o-lanterns, pranks, watching Halloween movies, and games. Other versions of Halloween are also celebrated elsewhere. Mexico and other Latin American countries have Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, which is the day of honoring ancestors and deceased loved ones. China and Hong Kong have The Hungry Ghost Festival, which is a month-long festival to celebrate and entertain the dead. Scotland and Ireland have Samhain, while Haiti has Fed Gede, or the Festival of Ancestors.  

Why is Halloween not celebrated in India?

In India, Hindus observe traditional ceremonies such as Pitru Paksh to pray for the dead. These ceremonies include elaborate worship and rituals done to appease the souls of their ancestors. Despite Halloween being widely known in India, most Indians are not too keen about it since it is a whimsical excuse for a costume party with no grounds for gaining popularity in their culture. 

How often does Halloween fall on a Saturday?

It is estimated that Halloween falls on a Saturday once every seven years on average. However, this does not always happen because of leap years. For instance, from 1901 to 2021, there have been 18 occasions where Halloween is a Saturday. This is roughly one seventh of the years for the past century. 

How often does Halloween fall on Friday the 13th?

Friday the 13th is a day known to be filled with lots of superstition. Sometimes, Halloween occurs on an October with Friday the 13th. This, however, is not common since the years where Halloween falls on an October with Friday the 13th, occur after every 11 years, and sometimes after 6 years. 

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