Halloween is a popular holiday in many countries!! Some countries don’t celebrate Halloween. Saudi Arabia is an exception to this rule 🇸🇦 ️ …
Saudi Arabia is a strictly Muslim country and Halloween does not fit within their religious beliefs! That being said, some expats do celebrate Halloween here, though it usually involves private celebrations among friends and family without any public displays or festivities 🇸🇦 ️ 👪.
The holiday originates from the Celtic festival of Samhain. This festival was originally celebrated by the Celts to mark the end of the harvest season and to usher in the winter months. It was believed that on this night spirits of the dead would roam the earth 🔛. The Celts would put out food and treats to appease the spirits. The tradition of dressing up in costumes and going door-to-door asking for treats is thought to have come from this tradition.
Halloween is seen as something that goes against the Islamic faith, as it is seen as a type of idolatry. Muslims believe that people should only worship Allah and adhere to His teachings. According to Islamic teachings, Muslims should not participate in activities that go against the teachings of Islam . Therefore, it is not widely celebrated in Saudi Arabia.
Some expats from Saudi Arabia do celebrate Halloween 🇸🇦. While it may be less well-known than other countries, some still celebrate Halloween. This includes trick or treating wearing costumes and decorating homes with Halloween decorations.
Most of the Halloween festivities are kept private for those who choose to celebrate it . This includes trick-or-treating among friends and family, as well as private costume parties or gatherings. Some communities such as the American Community in Riyadh may host public events, such as pumpkin carving, and decorating competitions.
It is important to note that all activities should comply with Islamic regulations including no alcohol and no inappropriate costumes 🍹. As such, costumes should be modest, and follow the Islamic dress code 👗.
In conclusion Halloween is not widely celebrated in Saudi Arabia. That being said, some expats may choose to celebrate it in a more low-key way, such as private costume parties or trick-or-treating among friends and family ️ 👪. As with any event or celebration, it should comply with Islamic regulations, including no alcohol, and no inappropriate costumes. . .
That being said, some expats do celebrate Halloween in the country, but it is mostly limited to private celebrations among friends and family with no public displays or festivities. Some communities, such as the American Community in Riyadh, may host public events, such as pumpkin carving and decorating competitions. That being said, some expats may choose to celebrate it in a more low-key way, such as private costume parties or trick-or-treating among friends and family.
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