Halloween - Deepavali
Celebrated on 31 Oct, the eve of the feast of All Hallows' Day, Halloween is a time to remember the dead. Using themes of "humor and ridicule to confront the power of death", children go out in costumes 'trick-or-treating' for candy. Carved pumpkins & scary things add to the simple origin of lighting candles on graves.
The Festival of Lights (Deepavali) is a Hindu tradition celebrating the victory of good over evil by lighting candles and lanterns to symbolise an inner light called Atman. The festival is celebrated around the world on 10 Nov and reaffirms hope, friendship & goodwill.