Wednesday 27th, June 2018 05:55:22: AM. Halloween.. Roy Lawrence.
Some believe it originates from the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain, meaning Summers End which celebrated the end of harvest season.
Wednesday 27th, June 2018 02:23:22: AM. Halloween.. Betty Aguilar.
Many dressed up as souls of the dead and were understood to be protecting themselves from the spirits by impersonating them. More about that below.
Tuesday 26th, June 2018 22:50:22: PM. Halloween.. Lawrence Kennedy.
The city of Kawasaki in Japan holds an annual Halloween costume parade. More than 100,000 watch it and 2,500 people take part.
Tuesday 26th, June 2018 19:07:22: PM. Halloween.. Rose Tran.
In the 19th century, souling gave way to guising or mumming, when children would offer songs, poetry and jokes - instead of prayer - in exchange for fruit or money.
Tuesday 26th, June 2018 15:26:22: PM. Halloween.. Lisa Knight.
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.
Tuesday 26th, June 2018 14:50:31: PM. Halloween.. Kathy Wong.
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.
Tuesday 26th, June 2018 11:27:22: AM. Halloween.. Roy Lawrence.
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.
Tuesday 26th, June 2018 09:31:21: AM. Halloween.. Helen Hamilton.
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 25th, June 2018 09:56:16: AM. Halloween.. Evelyn Patel.
If you are planning to dress up with your partner but have no idea where to start, just get some sweet (or scary) inspiration now! You guys can make the outfits together and then stun the crowd at your Halloween bash.
Monday 25th, June 2018 09:29:57: AM. Halloween.. Johnny Jimenez.
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.