Halloween is an annual holiday celebrate on October 31 primarily in Irland, Scotland, Canada and the United States. Common Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, carving jack-o`-lanterns, ghost tours, bonfiers, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, committing pranks, telling ghost stories or other frightening tales, and watching horror films.
Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Over time, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities, and generic archetypes such as ninjas and princesses. There are also costumes of pop culture figures like presidents, athletes, celebrities, or film, television, and cartoon characters.
Because the holiday comes in the wake of the annual apple harvest, candy apples, caramel of taffy apples are common Halloween treats made by rolling whole apples in a sticky sugar syrup, sometimes followed by rolling them in nuts.
Halloween is not celebrated in all countries and regions of the world, and among those that do the traditions and importance of the celebration vary significantly. Celebration in the United States and Canada has had a significant impact on how the event is observed in other nations. This larger North American influence, particularly in iconic and commercial elements, has extended to places such as Souh America, Australia, Europe, Japan, and other parts of East Asia.