Halloween is a beloved holiday by many, young and old alike. It is day celebrated with numerous fun activities, such as trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, dressing in costumes, and eating treats! But not many people know the unique history of Halloween. Halloween is not just about trick or treating and candy, there is a deeper history.
In the early 18th century, the Celts believed that the night befor the beginning of the new year, the boundary bretween the living and the dead became hazy. On the night of October 31st, they celebrated Samhain. It was believed that ghots of the dead were able to return to Earth. During the festival of Samhaim, people would light fired to burn animals and food as sacrifices to the Celtic dieties.
People would wear costumes to ward off any wandering spirits. Over the years, the tradition continued, and in modern times people still enjoy dressing up to scare off evil spirits.