The history of Halloween
Halloween (the short form of English called All Hallows Eve – eve of evening) is a celebration on the eve of All Saints on the night of 31 October to 01 November.
Different traditions for Halloween could be traced back to Celtic traditions. The 31st October ended after the Celtic custom, not just the summer but the year. According to Celtic belief, it was on “Samhain” (festival of the god of death) on the night of 31 October to 1 November the spirits of the dead can communicate with the living contact.
Witches and other faces will drive out the evil spirits. Creepy disguises from the dead souls to protect.
Halloween was originally in the British Isles, celebrated mainly in Ireland. In the 19th Century, many Irish immigrants brought the traditions to the United States of America. A tradition to organize the Halloween party came from the North America to all over the Europe. However, it has in Europe more cheerful and less gruesome nature.
Also widespread in America “tick or treat” in the German “trick or treat” tradition in Europe is not as widespread. These children move into spooky disguise, especially popular are spirits, witches, zombies, skeletons and Vampire costumes from door to door and demand candy, pranks threaten otherwise.
The custom of hollowing a pumpkin for Halloween and to illuminate with a candle comes from Ireland. Originally used for this purpose but turnips. This should be kept away evil spirits. The pumpkin lights are because of the link with the history of fraudulent and drunken Jack also often called “Jack O’Lantern”.
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