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Grugram gets in grip of spooky Halloween bashes
In Gurugram, as usual the fever for Halloween bashes has caught up with the youth working in multinational companies and children studying in English medium international and world schools.

Various clubs, hotels and restaurants and mall shops are being given the get up of haunted houses and buildings and the events have already started that will culminate on October 31, inform the Lakhinas from the city.

For many in Gurugram, the night of Halloween will be the fun-filled and scariest night of the year. The hip and chick of the city are ready to chill and spook for a few days.

The Western festival of Halloween has come to stay in many metropolitan cities of India. Even Jaipur's hotels have planned theme based parties for the festival.

Many shops in the city malls are already selling Halloween costumes and accessories for party animals. The youth are hunting for spooky and scary outfits to have fun and frolic. Hotels are being decked up with motifs of monsters, witches, vampires and superheroes in dim lights.

The festival Halloween is a yearly celebration observed on 31 October both as fun-filled and religious formats. For the devout, it is celebrated as "All Saints Day" with prayers and a feast dedicated to remembering the dead, including departed believers, saints and martyrs.

However, in its cultural format, the observance is currently supported by market forces; it revolves around the activities and the festivities based on theme of using humour and ridicule to the idea of ghosts.

Under this format, activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, decorating with scary motifs, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted house attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films, it is informed.

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