10 differences between Halloween in the US and the UK
It turns out, how Halloween is celebrated depends a lot on where you are. In the UK, for example, there's actually a fall holiday that's bigger than Halloween in the US. Here are 10 ways people in the US and the UK celebrate Halloween differently.
In Scotland and the Isle of Man, Halloween's Celtic roots are honored through Samhain celebrations.
Another fall holiday is actually a bigger deal than Halloween in the UK.
In the US, costumes aren't always "scary."
Brits don't go wild with Halloween decor.
There are some Halloween treats you can only get in the US (and vice versa).
others are only available in the UKRaphael Gomes it seems candy corn and pumpkin spice cotton candy aren't a thing across the pond. But spooky sweets like Nestlé Milkybar Ghosts and Cadbury Pumpkin Patch Cakes are sold seasonally in the UK.
Trick-or-treating is more common in the US.
But it has origins in the Scottish and Irish tradition of "guising."
A city in Northern Ireland is famous for its annual, four-day-long Halloween fest.
In Scotland and Ireland, it's traditional to carve a rutabaga or turnip instead of a pumpkin.
"Mischief Night" is a thing in some regions of the US ― but it has origins in the UK.
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