Halloween also known as Allhalloween is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day.
Uganda’s Halloween party will be celebrated at the Kabalagala based Club Venom.
“The gothic Halloween party is happening tonight in Kampala’s premier night spot. “Venom beach bar”. It will also be the official After Party for Radio and Weasel’s Neera concert,” said the Club Manager Onyango Gareth.
He also said that; “Prizes for the best Halloween costume and many give ways.”
It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Within Allhallowtide, the traditional focus of All Hallows’ Eve revolves around the theme of using “humor and ridicule to confront the power of death.”
According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals,with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.