The night of the living dead, ghosts, and witches is approaching. The preparation for the magical night of “trick-or-treat” is a real ritual, and the little ones will be happy to have at their disposal some Halloween drawings to color and then maybe use as decorations.
So here we are to offer you an extensive collection of Halloween coloring pictures. You can print and color them with your favorite colors—the inevitable carved pumpkins, skeletons, zombies, ghosts, bats, witches, and more. Let’s find out them.
Halloween Coloring Pages For Kids
Halloween, contraction of All Hallow’s Eve, also known as Halloween is a pagan festival celebrated on October 31 with roots in an ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (“End of Summer” in ancient Irish).
Although it is currently a day of costumes, sweets, and children, its origins are not so happy. The festival was celebrated in Ireland when the harvest season was coming to an end, and the “Celtic New Year” began.
Halloween Coloring Pages
Coinciding with the autumn solstice. It was believed that during that night, the spirits of the dead could walk among the living.
The ancient Celts believed that with the arrival of Samhain, the line between this world and the world of the dead became narrower, and both good and evil spirits could pass through it. It is believed that the use of masks was to ward off evil spirits. Banquets were also held at the graves of the family ancestors.
The origin and meaning of Halloween go back to the sacred rites of the Celts. The holy rites celebrated initially been had a purifying and religious character, among which was communication with the dead, who were helped to find their way by placing lighted candles in the windows.
When the Roman occupation came to Celtic lands, the festivity was mixed with those of the invaders as the “harvest festival,” celebrated in honor of the goddess Pomona.
Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV tried to replace Halloween with the Catholic feast of All Saints’ Day, which was moved from May 13 to November 1.