Monday 30th, July 2018 03:13:22: AM. Halloween.. Judith Dean.
Costumes became more adventurous - in Victorian ages, they were influenced by gothic themes in literature, and dressed as bats and ghosts or what seemed exotic, such as an Egyptian pharoah. Later, costumes became influenced by pop culture, and became more sexualised in the 1970s.
Monday 30th, July 2018 00:35:22: AM. Halloween.. Dennis Stanley.
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.
Monday 30th, July 2018 00:32:22: AM. Halloween.. Mary Carr.
More than a thousand years ago the Christian church named November 1 All Saints Day (also called All Hallows.) This was a special holy day to honor the saints and other people who died for their religion. The night before All Hallows was called Hallows Eve. Later the name was changed to Halloween.
Sunday 29th, July 2018 23:14:22: PM. Halloween.. Betty Aguilar.
The tradition of Halloween was carried to America by the immigrating Europeans. Some of the traditions changed a little, though. For example, on Halloween in Europe some people would carry lanterns made from turnips. In America, pumpkins were more common. So people began putting candles inside them and using them as lanterns. That is why you see Jack o lanterns today.
Sunday 29th, July 2018 19:38:22: PM. Halloween.. Kathy Wong.
The origins of trick or treating and dressing up were in the 16th century in Ireland, Scotland and Wales where people went door-to-door in costume asking for food in exchange for a poem or song
Sunday 29th, July 2018 16:39:22: PM. Halloween.. Martha Perry.
In Austria some people leave bread, water and a lighted lamp on the table before going to bed. It is believed that this will welcome dead souls back to Earth.
Sunday 29th, July 2018 15:50:22: PM. Halloween.. Mary Carr.
In Manila, capital of the Philippines, pets get in on the action too. An annual costume contest aims to raise funds for animal welfare groups.
Sunday 29th, July 2018 12:51:22: PM. Halloween.. Phillip Larson.
Some believe it originates from the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain, meaning Summers End which celebrated the end of harvest season.
Sunday 29th, July 2018 12:44:36: PM. Halloween.. Julia Holmes.
They went dressed up as angels, demons or saints. The soul cakes were sweet, with a cross marked on top and when eaten they represented a soul being freed from purgatory.
Sunday 29th, July 2018 12:13:22: PM. Halloween.. Lawrence Kennedy.
Barnbrack, a fruitcake, is used as part of a fortune telling game in Ireland. Muslin-wrapped treats are baked inside. If a ring is found, it means that the person will soon be wed; a piece of straw means a prosperous year is on its way; a pea means the person will not marry that year; a stick means an unhappy marriage or dispute; a coin represents good fortune.