Halloween Origin Blog

Author: Lauren Daniels | Published: Oct 16, 2019

We all know Halloween, but… how exactly did it start?


Halloween originated thousands of years ago, originally as the festival of Samhain - forming part of the ancient Celtic beliefs in various parts of Europe.

As the summer in Europe ended, the Celts believed the barrier between the natural world and the supernatural world was becoming strangely thin. This to them meant that spiritual beings could cross over into the natural world and dwell here. The Celts decided to have a big party of sorts in order to scare the ghosts and spirits away.

As the years passed, the day became known as ‘Al Hallows Eve’ - the day before All Saints Day on 1 November.

 

 

In the 1900s, this trend progressed to America who intended the festival to be celebrated as a huge party by carving pumpkins and hanging lights. In the coming years, the festivities continued with trick or treating around the neighbourhood and dressing up in costumes.

Now that we know the background of Halloween and how it came about, how will you be spending yours this year?...