Halloween around the world in pictures

Finally Halloween is coming and here we are bringing some of best shots from around the world showing Halloween past and present.

Halloween around the world in pictures
Celebrities don their finest costumes for the Halloween Extravaganza at Lanvin Boutique in New York. From left: Actress Anne Hathaway, singer Janet Jackson and model Constance Jablonski.Image Credit: AFP

Halloween around the world in pictures
Al Roker (left) weathercaster of the NBC Today television program, dresses as Superman and actor Will Ferrel dresses as Megamind, during their annual Halloween show, in New York. Image Credit: AP

Halloween around the world in pictures
A member of "Flora Studio", a children's creative studio, cuts a candlestick out of a pumpkin during a master class called "We Prepare for Halloween" in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The event was organised for Russians to learn more about Halloween. Image Credit: Reuters

Halloween around the world in pictures
School students wearing Halloween costumes walk past bystanders during their annual Halloween celebration in Manila. Image Credit: Reuters

Halloween around the world in pictures
An artist prepares to perform at the Shanghai Nightmare haunted house attraction. China's first Halloween haunted house attraction, which opened in 2009, is spooking the crowds in Shanghai, with its creators hoping to cash in on the traditions of the ancient, but essentially Western, festival to commemorate the dead. While China has a rich tradition of ghosts and ghouls of its own, Halloween is a non-event for most Chinese, who hold their own commemoration for the dead during the Qingming festival or Tomb-Sweeping Day, usually marked in April. The creators of the haunted house, American-Chinese Gan Quan and wife Xu Jiali, said it's about time Chinese got a taste of Halloween. Image Credit: Reuters

Halloween around the world in pictures
Cadence Cirlin, 3, plays in the garden of a home decorated for Halloween in Los Angeles, California. Many Americans transform their idyllic homes into haunted horror mansions for Halloween. Image Credit: Reuters

Halloween around the world in pictures
People dressed as Marvin the Martian stroll in the Fantasy Fest Masquerade March in Key West, Florida. The event attracted thousands of costumed celebrants and was one of the highlights of the 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival that concludes on Halloween. This year's festival theme is Habitat for Insanity. Image Credit: Reuters

Halloween around the world in pictures
A man dressed as Popeye competes in a Halloween surf contest in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California. Image Credit: Reuters

Halloween around the world in pictures
Revelers walk along a downtown street during the annual Parade of Lost Souls on the eve of Halloween in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. The parade is held each year in the city's east end. Image Credit: Reuters

Halloween around the world in pictures
A girl dressed for Halloween attends a charity parade in Hong Kong.. Hundreds of Hong Kong residents, dressed in wild and wacky Halloween gear, turned out to march in the annual parade to raise money for cancer charities in the southern Chinese territory. Image Credit: AFP

Halloween around the world in pictures
A Pakistani girl wearing a halloween costume holds a ten rupee note in a slum area in Islamabad on October 29. Halloween is a festival celebrated on October 31 every year, the last day of the Celtic calendar. Image Credit: AFP

Halloween around the world in pictures
A costumed boy walks past Halloween balloons in preparation for a parade in Tokyo on Saturday. Halloween was originally a pagan holiday, honouring the dead and dates back to over 2000 years ago. Image Credit: AP



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