Halloween History Written by Mrs. Party... Gail Leino
Halloween's origins date back to ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in area that is now Ireland, United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked end of summer and harvest and beginning of dark, cold winter. "Halloween," actually has its origins in Catholic Church. It comes from a contracted corruption of All Hallows Eve. November 1, "All Hollows Day" (or "All Saints Day"), is a Catholic day of observance in honor of saints. The holiday was called Samhain (sow-en), Celtic New ear.
Celts believed that on night before new year, boundary between worlds of living and dead became blurred. On night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that ghosts of dead returned to earth.
Halloween is celebrated annually on October 31. Just think about a bunch of frightening fantasies and scary stories featuring ghosts, witches, monsters, and all things that go bump in night then your thinking about one of finest holidays of year.
The disembodied spirits of all those who had died throughout preceding year would come back in search of living bodies to possess for next year. It was believed to be their only hope for afterlife.
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