Halloween is just around the corner, which means on October 31st kids all over the US will be dressing up and travelling door-to-door asking “trick or treat?!” (dolcetto o scherzetto?!). But what is Halloween like in Italy? Let’s find out!
Although it’s gaining in popularity, Halloween as it’s celebrated in the United States still doesn’t quite exist in Italy. Traditionally, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day have had more of a presence.
All Saints’ Day (Ognissanti or Tutti i Santi) is celebrated on November 1st with All Souls’ Day (Il Giorno dei Morti or Tutti i Morti) following on the 2nd. Both holidays are about honoring and remembering the deceased, while All Saints’ Day is specifically meant to honor all saints and martyrs whereas A