Halloween is a holiday celebrated annually on October 31st in many countries around the world. It is traditionally associated with spooky and supernatural themes, and is often marked by the wearing of costumes, the giving of candy and other treats, and the decorating of homes and public spaces with eerie decorations. Although Halloween is not traditionally a holiday in Australia, it has gained increasing popularity in recent years, with many Australians now marking the occasion with parties, costumes, and spooky events.
The origins of Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on the night of October 31st. The festival marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, and was associated with the thinning of the veil between the living and the dead. People believed that on this night, ghosts and other supernatural creatures could cross over into the mortal world, and so they would light bonfires and wear masks and costumes to ward off evil spirits.
Although the Celtic festival of Samhain has long since passed, the modern celebration of Halloween retains many of its themes and traditions. In Australia, however, Halloween has only become a popular holiday in the last few decades, with many people embracing its spooky and playful aspects.