Halloween in Iceland ― Date, History, and Details

Halloween in Iceland

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History of Halloween in Iceland and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

In Iceland, Halloween is celebrated on the night of October 31st. On this night, people dress up in costumes and go door-to-door asking for candy. The tradition is thought to have originated with the Celtic festival of Samhain, which was brought to Iceland by Irish immigrants in the 19th century.

Today, Halloween is a popular holiday among Icelandic children and adults alike. Many people take part in parties and other festive activities. Common Halloween symbols such as pumpkins and witches are often seen during this time of year.