The History of Hallowe’en

So, have you every wondered about Hallowe’en? How did Hallowe’en come about? Read this little article about the origin of Hallowe’en and check out the website.

Halloween

Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy. The Celts used the day to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, and also believed that this transition between the seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead. Over the millennia the holiday transitioned from a somber pagan ritual to a day of merriment, costumes, parades and sweet treats for children and adults.

Check out this really cool website; www.history.com/topics/halloween, lots of great Hallowe’en facts and videos.

Happy Hallowe’en

Ms. G

 

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