The creepy festival is a festival that has become more and more popular over the years and some people even decorate their homes to mark the season.
Halloween is just around the corner, and many of us will probably dress up to eat candy and chocolate.
Every year many of us dress up as witches and ghosts, but where does the party come from?
The origins of Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain, which took place on November 1st and means “Summers End”.
As Halloween is getting closer and closer, we decided to take a look at the history of the festival and why we celebrate it.
Even though this year will probably be different due to coronavirus restrictions, there’s no reason why a household can’t still have fun while swinging for apples and watching a scary movie together.
When the Christians came to Ireland, Scotland and Wales, they brought their own traditions with them.
The Celts believed that on this day the souls of the dead returned to their homes, so people dressed up in costumes and lit bonfires to ward off the souls.
In this way, witches and spirits were associated with the holiday.
Christians celebrated All Saints’ Day on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2, when people who had died and gone to heaven were honored.
One of the methods the Christians used to try to convert the Celts was to mix pagan holidays with Christian ones.
All Souls’ Day was celebrated similar to Samhain, with large bonfires, parades and costumes as saints, angels and devils.
All Saints Day was also called All Saints Day, so the day before All Saints Day was All Saints Eve, which eventually became Halloween.
Halloween was mainly celebrated in Ireland, but when many Irish emigrated to America after the potato shortage, they brought their traditions with them, and Halloween began to gain popularity in the USA.
By 1950, candy and chocolate giving had become one of the most popular activities on Halloween.
This tradition eventually spread to the United Kingdom, and Halloween is now widely celebrated there as well.
The custom of trick-or-treating became popular in the early 20th century, when Irish and Scottish communities revived the custom of “disguises” in the Old World, where a person dressed in a costume and told a joke, recited a poem, or performed some other trick in exchange for a piece of fruit or other treat.