Friday 17th, August 2018 09:45:22: AM. Halloween.. Barbara Schmidt.
The influx of Irish immigrants in the 1840s to North America could not find any turnips to carve, as was tradition, so they used the more readily available pumpkin into which they carved scary faces.
Friday 17th, August 2018 05:53:22: AM. Halloween.. Roy Lawrence.
The origin of the festival is disputed, and there are both pagan and Christian practices that have evolved into what Halloween is like today.
Friday 17th, August 2018 02:16:22: AM. Halloween.. Johnny Jimenez.
The phrase trick-or-treat was first used in America in 1927, with the traditions brought over to America by immigrants. Guising gave way to threatening pranks in exchange for sweets.
Friday 17th, August 2018 02:03:22: AM. Halloween.. Phillip Larson.
In Czech culture, chairs for deceased family members are placed by the fire on Halloween night alongside chairs for each living one.
Thursday 16th, August 2018 22:39:22: PM. Halloween.. Sandra Mitchell.
By the 1920s pumpkin carving was widespread across America, and Halloween was a big holiday with dressing up and trick-or-treating.
Thursday 16th, August 2018 18:42:22: PM. Halloween.. Bobby Herrera.
Meanwhile in Germany, people hide their knives to make sure none of the returning spirits are harmed – or seek to harm them!
Thursday 16th, August 2018 14:42:22: PM. Halloween.. Martha Perry.
The carving of pumpkins originates from the Samhain festival, when Gaels would carve turnips to ward off spirits and stop fairies from settling in houses.
Thursday 16th, August 2018 14:30:09: PM. Halloween.. Judith Dean.
The Christian origin of the holiday is that it falls on the days before the feast of All Hallows, which was set in the eighth century to attempt to stamp out pagan celebrations. Christians would honour saints and pray for souls who have not yet reached heaven.
Thursday 16th, August 2018 14:17:22: PM. Halloween.. Barbara Schmidt.
Gaels believed that it was a time when the walls between our world and the next became thin and porous, allowing spirits to pass through, come back to life on the day and damage their crops. Places were set at the dinner table to appease and welcome the spirits.
Thursday 16th, August 2018 10:49:22: AM. Halloween.. Roy Lawrence.
Like many other holidays, Halloween has evolved and changed throughout history. Over 2,000 years ago people called the Celts lived in what is now Ireland, the UK, and parts of Northern France. November 1 was their New Years Day. They believed that the night before the New Year (October 31) was a time when the living and the dead came together.