Today Halloween represents for many of us a popular holiday celebrated every year around the world. This celebration can inspire you in so many ways: a candy quest, a religious celebration, a tribute to the deceased, a good chance to dress up or stage an egg fight, a business strategy, a movie franchise of cult horror… In short, let's go back to the origins of this tradition.
Halloween, the origins…
Celtic origins: Samain festival
Over 2000 years ago, Celts established in Europe used to celebrate the end of the harvest period on October 31 and the start of the new year on November 1. The night of the 31st, belonging neither to the past year nor to the new year, was then considered as "out of time" thus becoming a portal between two worlds: that of the living and that of the dead.
Christian origins: "All Hallows' Eve"
From the 31th century, the Christianization of Europe was also done through the adaptation of pagan religious festivals. The celebration of Celtic origin of October 1 intervening the old of "All Saints Day" (All Saints Day or Saints Day November XNUMX), becomes "All Hallows' Eve" literally "the evening of all saints".
Halloween arrives on the New continent
In the 1845th century, Irish and Scottish immigrants who arrived in North America following the Great Famine (1852-XNUMX) perpetuated and propagated this cultural tradition of Celtic origin with which the well-known children of the trick are particularly associated today. or treat ".
Halloween in numbers
Nowadays, Halloween is a must-see celebration and is also one of the most “profitable” of the year. According to an annual study by the National Retail Federation, forecasts estimate that the commercial revenues related to the Halloween party 2018 will reach 9 billion dollars in the United States (of which 3,2 billion will be attributed to the purchase of the costume exclusively). To the delight of the youngest, it is the sweets that remain the first reflex of 95% of the participants in this unique celebration.
Halloween... in Saint Martin
As you can imagine, on a multicultural island like ours, we rarely miss the opportunity to make way for the conviviality and creativity aroused by such a celebration. Launched last weekend, Halloween festivities are gaining a prominent place in the local events calendar.
Here is the “Halloween special” program that Faxinfo recommends for this Wednesday, October 31, 2018:
> With the family:
• CAT PERCHED Toy store (at ZAC Hope Estate) welcomes children from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Make-up, balloons, masks, accessories… there will be everything to make the most beautiful costume!
• SOGGY DOLLAR BAR (Simpson Bay) invite children to come and celebrate Halloween. On the program: candy hunting at 17 p.m., games, music, free drinks and awards for the most beautiful costumes. From 16 p.m. to 19 p.m.
> In the evening:
• SOGGY DOLLAR BAR (Simpson Bay): From 19pm, "Halloween Bash" hosted by Alan and Petty
• THE EROS CLUB (Marigot) : From 22 p.m., evening, “The Creatures of the Night” - admission 10 € / $
• BLUE MARTINI (Grand Case) "Afterwork Acoustik" with Scud and Nacho, from 18pm
• LAGOONIES (edge of Simpson Bay lagoon) "Day of Dead" with DJ Master Gee, from 19 p.m.
• STACHEY'S HUT BAR (at French Cul de Sac) “Surprise Halloween Party” with live music, from 20 p.m.
• D-BOAT (Simpson Bay) “Ghost Ship Halloween Party” with DJ's Big Boss and King Kembe, from 22 p.m.
• NOWHERE SPECIAL (Simpson Bay) "Halloween Party" from 22 p.m. with DJ
• ROYAL CASINO (Maho Beach) "Halloween Evening" with live music and circus performances. From 19 p.m. to 22 p.m.
• CODA-BAR (Orient Bay) "Halloween Night" from 19 p.m. with DJ Padré
• SNOOPY'S (Simpson Bay) "Special Horror Night"
• I LOVE SXM Beach Bar (Frontstreet, Phillipsburg) "Halloween Karaoke Party" from 20 p.m.
• RED PIANO (Simpson Bay) "Halloween Bash" hosted by Alan Sheppard and Dj Petty from 21pm
• RYTHM'N BOOZE (Simpson Bay) "Halloween Party" with DJ's EM, Eclipse and Perfect
• LOTUS (Simpson Bay) "Halloween Ladies Night Special" with DJ's Outkast and DJ Prince
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