Globe Aware volunteers won’t be surprised to know that Halloween dominates October in much of the Western world. But the rest of the world also celebrate a variety of other traditions in October.
October Traditions Around the World
While Halloween dominates October in much of the Western world, a variety of other traditions are observed that month.
By Brianna Navarre
Oct. 21, 2022
U.S. News & World Report
Though many English-speaking countries spend October awaiting the thrills and chills of Halloween, the month is also marked by a host of other traditions across the world – from daylong holidays to full festivals.
While some, such as Oktoberfest, share the carnivalesque tone of Halloween, many highlight religious customs or pay tribute to local lore. Here is a non-exhaustive smattering of October traditions across the globe: