Halloween as a therapy
Halloween, also known as All Saints' Day, has long been one of the most beloved holidays in almost the world over. Both adults and children are looking forward to it. Ideas of costumes and their implementation is breathtaking - everyone wants to become the coolest and terrible villain or monster of this day! Witches, mummies, vampires, the walking dead, mythical deities, fantastic creatures and super-villains all times and places -you can meet anyone on the streets of cities, festivals and parties dedicated to the celebration of Halloween. Moreover, the interest in the celebration is growing more and more every year. Costumes and face painting are becoming more sophisticated - people not only make costumes at home, but are also willing to spend huge sums of money in order to turn into a favorite character in the most naturalistic way.
Such a vivid interest in Halloween has also aroused curiosity among psychologists: but by no means what costume to wear (although we are confident that they are also doing this), but what exactly drives hundreds of thousands of people of different nationalities, religions and statuses to take an active part in this costume party. At the moment, a large number of studies were carried out in different countries, and most experts have concluded that for many people, Halloween is a kind of therapy. And here are some reasons why do they think so:
It is a way to take mind off
In fact, all the holidays, festivals and carnivals are aimed at giving people the opportunity to forget, to distract from everyday problems, have fun and “switch brains”. After all, life in a constant routine, where every day just like the one before, would be unbearably boring, monotonous and depressing. Therefore, high public interest in any chance to have fun is fully justified. Especially, when it comes to not just a celebration, but also the opportunity to give free rein to fantasy and transform into anyone. Just think, what worth the preparation itself!
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