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Love this, but I must correct: Dia de Los Muertos is a separate holiday, occurring on November 2nd. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead
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batfink is correct, Dia de Los Muertos is not on October 31st or even related to Halloween. It’s the Mexican tradition of honoring and celebrating loved ones that have passed away buy making dioramas and mini-shrines of their favorite things and attending church. November 1st is for the children, November 2nd is for the adults.
As someone who lives in Britain and who knows a lot of English people, there is no “mainstream” superstition against white cats in England or the rest of the country. There maybe random places like isolated towns or islands where traditional superstitions are different, but for the majority of people, a white cat is no more unlucky than a ginger cat. Black cats are more likely to be thought of as unlucky.
Halloween comes from all Hallows day or all saints day which is on November 1st, all hallows eve (halloween) is actually originally a Christian holiday- not a pagan holiday. Samhain is often associated with halloween because it is the pagan festival of the harvest and actually means “summer’s end” which just so happens to land on November 1st as well leading people to believe the two are related. Trick or treating comes from “souling” which was created in the early church- people would give gifts of money and “soul cakes” to wanderers and the poor to celebrate the saints, and some people would perform skits with religious themes and would often dress up as angels or saints for the holiday. Source: Christian Origins of Halloween by Rose Publishing (www.rose-publishing.com)
Actually Jasmine, the celebration of All Saints Day on November 1st was created long after Halloween had been established. It was the church’s way of trying to steal the popularity of the PAGAN holiday that was so popular. And technically since All Saints Day was a giant failure the church itself no longer recognizes it but for some reason it still appears on our calenders. Do a little extra research outside of one source and seek the truth.
Nice infographic! Must point out, though, that years are not possessive and therefore should written as “1800s” or “1930s”.
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