Halloween is coming soon. I can find "Jack O' lantern" in many places in this season. But I cannot understand why many Japanese celebrate it.
We are greatly influenced by American economics and culture. So, Halloween is a typical issue of them, I think.
There are a lot of Buddhists in Japan, and there is a custom that celebrates Buddha's birthday. (It is April 8.) But the number of people who celebrate it is not so many, it seems that the popularity of it is less than one of Halloween. Some people don't know when it is celebrated.
I have learned that many Americans celebrate Saint Patrick's day on March 17 through VOA special English.
Now, I have concerned that the following events might happen in Japan in the future.
"Cities all over Japan are coloured by green(Irish color), and people say "We are a little bit Irish on this day" each other."