INDIANAPOLIS, NOV 2 :Indians, who have migrated to United States and settled, participated in Halloween on Friday evening in Indianapolis. Halloween is celebrated after October 31 but in Indianapolis it was postponed by one due to be continuous rain on November 1.
Children attired in fancy dresses visited the homes of their neighbors/area playing ‘trick-or-treat” and asking for sweets, candies or gifts. The door light of a house, if switched on, is an indication for the children, accompanied by their parents/relatives to visit that house and ask for the sweets. After receiving the sweets/gifts, the children will not forget to thank the gift-givers.
Some houses were decorated as haunted one or graveyards. With a view to warding off evil spirits, lanterns generally carved out of pumpkins with ‘scary faces’ were placed outside the houses and in gardens.