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Ancient Origins of Halloween

Well here’s the scoop  on the creepy Halloween origins. Dating back to the ancient Celtic Festival.

Roughly 2,000 years ago in an area now know as Ireland the Celts celebrated their new year on November first. This day signified the end of summer harvest and the beginning of a dark cold winter. Winters were often associated with death.

It was believed on the night before the new year “the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain”.  When  ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

They built bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins.

This traditional night began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually birthing  Halloween.