Its 2013, and a lot of Russians know that “Halloween” happens on October 31st, but many Russians don’t really know much about it, or care to know about it. Last year, there were only an estimated one in twenty Russians who planned on celebrating the holiday by dressing up. (http://rbth.ru/articles/2012/10/26/halloween_in_russia_19485.html)
But what about this year, and years to come? Do you think more and more Russians will fall in love with Halloween? I think yes. Why? Because Russians love celebrating! But, also because the warming up to Halloween that is happening in Russia, is among the young adult crowd.
There is no true Russian word for “Halloween,” but here are some Russian Halloween-y words:
- ты́ква: pumpkin
- ве́дьма: witch
- вампи́р: vampire
- не́чисть: evil spirits
- костю́мы: сostumes
Do you have any thoughts on Halloween in Russia? Are you a Russian American who celebrates Halloween? Comment with your thoughts or views on this subject!