Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the eve of the day of the ‘shrink of Eve, October 31, All Saints’ (or All Hallows)). The celebration marks the day before the Western Christian Feast of All Saints and lasts for three days and ends on the day of the All sols, beginning the Alholotid season. In most parts of Europe and North America, celebrating Halloween is largely unrealistic. Halloween is celebrated on Saturday, October 31, 2020.
The origins of Halloween come from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced soul-in). The Celts, who lived about 2,000 years ago, now mostly in the regions of Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1.
This day reminds the end of the summer session and welcoming the cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death(according to ancient myth). The myth made them believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead might be on its way to earth. In addition to causing crop damage and loss, the Celts thought that the presence of spirits from other worlds made it easier for Druids or Celtic priests to predict the future. For those who depended entirely on the unstable natural world, these predictions were an important source of comfort during the long, dark winter.
To commemorate the event, Druids created a huge sacred bonfire, where people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic gods. The Celts wore costumes during the celebrations, usually consisting of animal heads and skins, and tried to tell each other’s fortunes. People dressed as saints and recite songs or verses by going from house to house. The Group of kids dressing in fancy style would go from house to house asking for “Soul Cake,”. Technical Note: Soul cakes originated on November 2nd as part of All Spiritual Day Holidays (yes, a third holiday!), But eventually became a part of Halloween night as the concept transformed into trick-and-treating. The Candy Grab concept became mainstream in the United States in the early 1990s, with families treating children for the behavior they would be immune to on any holiday.
Like from the previous trend, Halloween remains a popular holiday in America today but was not able to make it across the Atlantic. The Puritans denied the pagan roots of the holiday, so they did not take part in the celebration. But once more Irish and Scottish immigrants began to arrive in the United States, the holiday turned to Zionist. The first American colonial Halloween celebration commemorates the upcoming harvest, featuring large public parties for ghost stories, singing, and dancing. It is speculated that in the early twentieth century, Halloween was celebrated by the majority (candy-lovers, dressed) throughout North America. And this year, again, we’ll all enjoy our favorite candy and admire our neighbors’ decorations on October 31 – and the only ghostly spirit we’ll talk about is the witch and ghostly costumes worn by our friends.
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