Every year Halloween becomes more popular. To support traditions, to honor the dead social networks, messengers launch themed stickers, stickers, gifs. TikTok is no exception.
history of the holiday
Initially, the dead were revered by the ancient Celts of Scotland and Ireland. People believed that only one day a year, spirits could return to earth. To avoid their attacks, you should appease the dead.
The Celtic Samhain (Samhain) is considered the prototype of Halloween. Since the tenth century it has been celebrated for seven days. So people saw off the summer, thanked the higher powers for the harvest.
It was the Old Irish word “Samhain” that later gave its name to November.
Similar actions were found among the Romans. The Latins pleased the gods with feasts, alcohol, honoring the fruitfulness of the earth.
With the development of Christianity, at the turn of the 10th-11th centuries, the Catholic church holiday of All Saints’ Day appeared. Despite the warnings of the shepherds, people left the pagan traditions. As a result, Samhain, and later Halloween, was celebrated on the night of October 31 to November 1, on the eve of Saints’ Day.
Despite the fact that England, the Celts, the Catholic Church are far from EU-US, we honor the dead. Theme parties are held annually. People come up with original costumes, for which competitions are even created.
Halloween on the web
The development of the Internet has taken Halloween to a new level. Initially, users shared funny pictures, later they created communities, chats of interest.
Without the “dance of the skeletons” to celebrate the night of the dead will not work. Animation movement saw the world under the leadership of Walt Disney in 1929 – Silly Symphony.
The dance was directed by Walt Disney. The popular special effects master Ub Iwerks “revived” the movements.
The original YouTube version has been viewed over 36 million times.
In 1996, Andrew Gold became famous with the theme song “Spooky, Scary Skeletons”. On October 27, 2014, it was covered by Minecraft characters while dancing the “skeleton dance”.
Today the song and the movements of the skeletons have become the leaders of the Halloween party. Every year, performers, bloggers, ordinary people create covers, remakes, trying to achieve popularity.
TikTok is not far behind
The social network becomes especially active a couple of weeks before Halloween. Software developers release themed special effects, followers share life hacks. Appropriate channels with tips and pranks are even being created.
For a couple of years, the popularity of the techno-remix “Spooky, Scary Skeletons”. Processing was created for YouTube gamers.
The second composition of the rating is the track LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock called “Party Rock Anthem”. To create a hit, the guys not only learned trash moves, but also used TikTok special effects.
This year, the remix of “Spooky, Scary Skeletons” and “skeleton dance” was announced by the most popular TikTok guys – BTS. The video will be published on the official page closer to October 31.
According to followers, the most creative video is Maddi Winter aka @maddiwinter. The skeleton video was liked by 3.3 million users. Tiktoker claims that she drew 350 pictures by hand, photographed and edited into one video in 12 hours.
@maddiwinterseptember who??👻 ##foryou ##california @minecrafter2011 (edit time: 12 hrs; 350 frames hand-drawn💕)♬ Spooky, Scary Skeletons – Andrew Gold
TikTok allows you to find thematic videos using the functionality of the utility. The top six looks like this:
@[email protected] I want to see you do it in a costume now 🎃 ##foryou ##dance ##skeleton ##spooky♬ Spooky, Scary Skeletons – Andrew Gold
@_ashleybergi embarrassed myself for this, don’t let it flop😤 ##foryou ##kennywood ##phantom♬ Spooky, Scary Skeletons – Andrew Gold
@autumnskleinDoing this dance in a mask almost killed me. 😂 Have you tried this ##dance yet?IB: @minecrafter2011♬ Spooky, Scary Skeletons – Andrew Gold
@laurenreisingIt’s spooky season and no one can tell me otherwise ##fyp ##issavibe ##YouOwnIt ##spooky ##spookyseason♬ Spooky, Scary Skeletons – Andrew Gold
@rhia.officialDuetting this in WACKY costumes till 3.5M DAY 3!!🤪 ##foryou @minecrafter2011♬ Spooky, Scary Skeletons – Andrew Gold
@[email protected] turned it into spooky season here at the office 🎃 👻 ##foryou ##dance (Read Bio ❤️)♬ Spooky, Scary Skeletons – Andrew Gold
At the beginning of October, TikTok launches themed add-ons. Among them:
Special effects are free. For stable operation, an update of the utility is required.
You can install program codes from the Play Market, App Store. Downloading with a stable network connection takes a minute. Authorization is not required, the client is “pulled up” automatically.