History Behind Halloween  

History Behind Halloween

Halloween is a very popular event or a festival in the United States of America. Children especially look forward to this event because they can dress up as scary characters and also collect goodies from homes in the neighborhood. Just like any other festival, even Halloween has a history that comes from age old traditions. Every country in the world has its own concept of Halloween traditions. However, how the whole concept of Halloween emerged is a mystery. More...

 

Where Did Halloween Come From ?

Where Did Halloween Come From ?

Halloween falls on the 31st October, which is one day before All Saints Day. Several traditions are associated with this day, and you may be surprised to note that many of them are centuries old. The origins of Halloween may have to do with the Celtic tradition of celebrating harvest. However, over the centuries several other traditions including Roman and Christian traditions have influenced the concept of Halloween. More...

Why Do We Celebrate Halloween ?

Why Do We Celebrate Halloween ?

Halloween is on the last day of October. It is celebrated one day before All Saints Day every year. In the United States, people put carved pumpkins with candles lit inside them on their porches and outside their doors. Some people also decorate their homes with spider webs and scary pictures. Usually, people in the neighborhood leave some candies and treats outside of their door, so that children who come for trick or treat can have them. Haunting and ghost stories are associated with Halloween. However, why and when all this started is uncertain. More...

How Did Halloween Begin ?

How Did Halloween Begin ?

Many historians believe that Halloween has its origins in a Celtic holiday, which is known as Samhain. This Celtic holiday was celebrated in Ireland and Scotland. It was celebrated during the harvest time. This has been a tradition for more than thousand years in the region. The end of October or 31st of October was considered as the ideal day for harvesting by the Celts. That was the time when the animals were brought in from the summer pastures. More...

What Is The Meaning Of Halloween ?

What Is The Meaning Of Halloween ?

There are several traditions attached to the word Halloween. Actually the concept of celebrating Halloween dates back several centuries and to a time and age when the Celts prospered. Halloween started with the Celtic festival of harvest. Several of the traditions that are celebrated during Halloween are identical to the ancient Celtic festival. Many people must wonder what does the name Halloween mean actually, and it seems like a word that has originated from nowhere. More...

 

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Fun Halloween Facts       October 31 is a popular celebration day across many countries as it is called the Halloween Day. This special day is also known as Summer’s End. The word “Halloween” is said to have derived from “Hallows’ Evening,” or “Hallows’ Eve” and falls a day before Hallowmas (November 1). More..

 


 

 

 
   
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