World’s Oldest Holidays
One of the world’s oldest holidays, Halloween is well known around the world. Youngsters dress up in numerous costumes and go trick-or-treating, and amazing decorations together with carved pumpkins adorn all the streets.
Halloween festivities in Colombia are the results of the large influence of American culture. The capital of the country, Bogota is the center of Halloween celebrations. Colombians like Halloween and go all out with superb costumes. You’ll conjointly wish to celebrate Halloween in Cali, where during the Moto Halloween Party motorcycle enthusiasts dress up in their scariest outfits and ride around the town to celebrate Halloween.
Known as the Halloween party capital of Asia, Hong Kong has 2 traditions. The first tradition involves the event “Yue Lan” or Festival of the Hungry Ghosts. The second, more commercialized event is celebrated by American or Canadian expatriates. Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park (Halloween Bash) host Halloween shows every year. Lan Kwai Fong bars annually throw Halloween parties.
The Middle East
Saint Barbara’s Day or Eid il-Burbara could be a vacation terribly like Halloween and it’s annually celebrated on December 4 among Arab Christians in Arab Christians in Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. It’s celebrated in honor of the Christian Saint and Martyr Saint Barbara. Lebanese and Syrian Christians believe that Saint Barbara disguised herself in numerous characters to elude the Romans who were persecuting her.