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History of Halloween-How It All Began

You might celebrate it every year, but do you the true history of Halloween? How it all began? Why did it become such a major event, and was able to live through the centuries to the present day? Let’s try and find that out.

If you think Halloween is kind of young, let me tell you, it has been around for a very long, long time. Its origins date back to an ancient Celtic festival, over 2000 years ago. Back then, the Celts commemorated the Samhain as the day before their new year.Samhain/Calan Gaeaf was away for the Celtics to be able to mark the end of the harvest season and welcome the beginning of the winter or was it known as the darker half of the year.

This is the day the spirits of the dead came back to earth, and the boundaries between the living and the dead would blur. In spite of the Roman invasions, and the arrival of Christianity centuries later, the Samhain was never forgotten. This was a time that all the dead souls would find it easier to come into our world and be part of the living.

Introducing Halloween Masks to Culture

 Some of the souls/spirits however could also cause harm to the people and to wait off these types of unwanted circumstances masks were introduced as the living would wear these masks so they could walk with the dead and the dead would not realize that the others were actually alive. Huge bonfires were created and were believed to have high cleansing powers and were used in several different types of rituals.

In the 7th century, the Pope designated November 1st, as All Saint’s Day – it is now believed that he was , in fact, trying to replace the unholy celtic Samhain with a related, church holiday. That celebration was called All-hallows (from the old English Alholowmesse, meaning All Saints’ Day). As such, it is eve was called All-hallows Eve, which later became… our own Halloween.

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