Monday 16th, July 2018 19:44:22: PM. Halloween.. Martha Perry.
Like the Celts, the Europeans of that time also believed that the spirits of the dead would visit the earth on Halloween. They worried that evil spirits would cause problems or hurt them. So on that night people wore costumes that looked like ghosts or other evil creatures. They thought if they dressed like that, the spirits would think they were also dead and not harm them.
Monday 16th, July 2018 18:06:55: PM. Halloween.. Barbara Schmidt.
Gaels would also offer food and drink, and light bonfires to ward off the evil spirits.
Monday 16th, July 2018 17:05:22: PM. Halloween.. Bobby Herrera.
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.
Monday 16th, July 2018 15:07:39: PM. Halloween.. Johnny Jimenez.
Meanwhile in Germany, people hide their knives to make sure none of the returning spirits are harmed – or seek to harm them!
Monday 16th, July 2018 13:32:22: PM. Halloween.. Phillip Larson.
These days Halloween is not usually considered a religious holiday. It is primarily a fun day for children. Children dress up in costumes like people did a thousand years ago. But instead of worrying about evil spirits, they go from house to house. They knock on doors and say "trick or treat." The owner of each house gives candy or something special to each trick or treater.
Monday 16th, July 2018 09:39:22: AM. Halloween.. Johnny Jimenez.
Last year, Momo successfully defended Magic Cat Academy from the clutches of a mischievous ghost invasion," Google said. "This year, Jinx desperately wants to join Momo and the other trick-or-treaters outside. Not wanting to scare anyone, the lonely ghost agonizes over a costume to blend in with the trick-or-treaters, wreaking havoc in the process. In the end, Jinx finds wearing a disguise is no match for being yourself.
Monday 16th, July 2018 08:01:22: AM. Halloween.. Betty Aguilar.
Celts dressed up in white with blackened faces during the festival of Samhain to trick the evil spirits that they believed would be roaming the earth before All Saints Day on November 1st.
Monday 16th, July 2018 06:04:22: AM. Halloween.. Sandra Mitchell.
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.
Monday 16th, July 2018 02:13:22: AM. Halloween.. Evelyn Patel.
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.
Sunday 15th, July 2018 22:41:22: PM. Halloween.. Lawrence Kennedy.
The Americanised (Americanized?) Halloween that we experience today actually originated in the Celtic fringes of Britain, and was adapted over the decades by Christian traditions, immigrants conventions and an insatiable desire for sweets.