It is nearly the end of 2018 and Halloween spirits are already upon us. Soon kids will come knocking at our doors asking the famous question: ’Trick or Treat’? And you have to treat them or they will trick you, for sure. But, before we proceed any further, do we know why we celebrate Halloween?
The History Of Halloween
Every year people celebrate Halloween on 31st October. Halloween has always been a festival of magic, mystery, spirits, and superstitions. It started as a Celtic end-of-summer festival of Samhain 2000 years ago. It was a typical period of uncertainty when harvesting season would end and winter would begin.
The Celtic new year used to begin on 1st of November and they used to believe that ghosts of the dead would return on earth on the last day of the year i.e. 31st October. So, they used to leave bowls filled with food to pacify those ghosts. If they had to go outside in the dark on that day, man would put on masks and women costumes of ghosts and spirits so that they would not identify them as human. People would gather at a place, light a huge bonfire and put on the costumes to ward off the ghosts. This is how it all began.
After the Roman Empire conquered most of the Celtic territories and ruled them for 4 centuries, they clubbed two Roman festivals with the Celtic festival of Samhain. One of the Roman festivals was to commemorate the passing of the dead. The second Roman festival was to honor the Roman Goddess of fruits and trees called Pomona.
In the 7th Century, Pope established a day to honor the Christian martyrs. Later they changed it to honor both Christian martyrs and saints and they began to call it ‘All Saint’s Day’. In the Middle English, ‘All Saint’s Day’ was called ‘Alholowmesse’ which gradually became All-Hallows Eve and finally became Halloween.
In the US, Halloween was popularised by the Irish immigrant in the 19th century and it gradually took the shape of the Halloween we know at present. Now kids put on Halloween costumes and Halloween makeup. Women’s horror costumes are also in high demand along with Halloween horror night movies. Kids make jam-o-lanterns or will-o’-the-wisp and enjoy the Halloween parties all day long.
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