Halloween, or Hallowe'en, is celebrated on the last day of October.
Halloween is an ancient holiday, it dates back to pre-Christian beliefs of the Celts, who lived in the territory of modern Ireland.
But unlike many pagan festivals and rituals, Halloween is not reset on the cultural side of the road of modern civilization.
On the contrary, but some estimates, the scope of its celebrations, for example, in the United States is comparable to the mega popular Christmas.
This is a very controversial holiday: in America on the eve of Halloween candy sales going through the roof, and carnival costumes, whereas in many European families, the basic attributes of Halloween - a bread and water. So people remember their ancestors.
And in Russia, the decision of the heads of major religious denominations, Halloween, in general, declared "outside the law».