10 Ways Different Countries Celebrate Halloween

10. Austria

Instead of serving up candy every year, the people of Austria have a different way of celebrating Halloween. Every year people leave water, bread and a lit lamp on their tables just before going to bed. It is believed that doing so on this particular night will welcome back dead souls to the Earth. Austrian Catholics use this time to celebrate Seleenwoche, also known as All Saints Week, between the 30th of October and the 2nd of November. During this time, masses are held and families decorate the graves of their loved ones with lanterns and wreaths. On the final day of Seleenwoche, a large requiem mass is held to remember those who have passed on.
10. Austria