BIG CHEF: Halloween Celebrations

Halloween is perhaps the oldest festival that is still being celebrated in the USA and rest of the world. The event is celebrated every year on the 31st of October, and its origins lie in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, in which people lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off ghosts. Later in the eighth century, Pope Gregory designated November 1st as the day to honor all the saints who had given sacrifices for the sake of Christianity, called All Saints Day, while the evening before the day was called All Hallows Eve. The proximity of the two events resulted in incorporation of the practices associated with each of them. Over time, the day evolved into the Halloween that we know today, characterized by activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes, and eating treats. 

Halloween in the earlier centuries was associated with the uncertainty of the upcoming winter season. Celts believed that the boundaries between the living and the dead worlds became blurred during the days around Halloween, which led to ghosts and other dead being coming back to the world. To ward off these evil entities, fires were lit and costumes were donned aiming at frightening these evils off. Similarly, foodstuffs and drinks were also left on doors and windows so that these ghosts would eat and leave without entering the house. While these superstitions regarding ghosts and other evil spirits have disappeared to a great degree today, the traditions of offering foods and sweets is still alive. Currently, people in USA and other areas influenced by Christianity mainly celebrate Halloween by throwing away parties and offering treats to children and grownups alike. 

BIG CHEF has got some amazing products in its catalogue which will help you throw the best Halloween party this year. Our huge variety of hors d’oeuvres and canapés will enlighten an any Halloween party event up with their exclusive taste and savory optics. We offer a large variety of seafood, chicken, beef, cheese, and vegetarian options, which are prepared using our tried and trusted recipes, in highly hygienic conditions. Whether you are planning to offer Empanadas, Quiches, Fajitas, Wontons, Spring Rolls, Burritos, Croquettes, or Wellingtons, BIG CHEF has got you covered. So wherever you are in the United States, just order your required products on our website, and stop worrying about the culinary part of your party. 

Treats and sweets also make an integral part of the traditional Halloween celebrations. BIG CHEF has got just the items which will make your Halloween day unforgettable with its unique sweet offerings, which will appeal both to children and adults. Our Assorted Brigadeiros, which resemble bonbons or truffles, provide you the best bite sized sweet products with a Brazilian touch. BIG CHEF has Brigadeiros available in Vanilla Almond, Pistachio, Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel, Coconut and Crunchy Caramel flavors. Similarly, our gluten-free, delicate, and colorful Parisian Macarons are suitable for all occasions, but their lively colors make them even more appealing on a spooky Halloween party. So, take a look at our catalogue available on BIG CHEF website, and get ready for throwing the best party on this Halloween.

Mano & Rosana Calambichis

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