Contrary to what we’ve noticed reported elsewhere Halloween (All Hallows’ Evening) is most definitely celebrated in Poland! It is a fairly recently arrived tradition but is celebrated by children and parents throughout Poland – from the smallest village to the largest city. Pumpkins are carved into jack-o-lanterns; children dress up as witches, Dracula, and scary pirates; and Halloween costume parties complete with apple-bobbing and similar party activities are put on. Indeed, apart from the rarely seen trick-or-treating activity, Halloween in Poland is becoming much the same as Halloween in western Europe or America.
Halloween is though not to be confused with the more important and traditionally Polish All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.