Cultural traditions often reveal the unique beliefs, values, and histories of a society. While death is a universal experience, the way it is commemorated varies greatly across different cultures. Let’s explore and compare three distinct celebrations that honor the deceased: All Souls’ Day in the Czech Republic, Halloween in the United States, and the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Each one showcases the diverse ways in which people remember and celebrate those no longer here.
The spooky season is here but the coronavirus makes it more difficult for us to truly enjoy it. Everyone would like to live their lives the way they had before the pandemic and there is no wonder many people feel like they are wasting their lives by being stuck indoors since the world has basically stopped. This might be the perfect time to escape the unpleasant reality by telling stories. And what could possibly be better than telling spooky stories now that Halloween is just around the corner?
Halloween is probably one of the most mysterious and scary holidays in the world. Do you celebrate it in your country? Do you know that in the Czech Republic we have a different holiday similar to Halloween? We would like to tell you more about the history of this Czech holiday that falls on November 2 and share some suggestions on how you could enjoy Halloween vibes during this unusual coronavirus time.