Saturday, October 28, 2017

Halloween history

BY BRYANNA SLATER
Why is Halloween loved by so many people? I never thought about this question because I don't question why it is loved by so many. This is because I personally love Halloween. The idea of being scared but not really in danger is something humans have been intrigued by for many years and will be for years to come. People love Halloween simply because of the dressing up, candy, parties, bonfires, etc. What most people don't know is how Halloween was brought about or what they originally did on Hallows Eve or Halloween night.

Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. At this event people would dress up and light bonfires to keep ghosts away. About 2,000 years ago, people celebrated their new year on November 1 and believed that the boundary between the worlds of living and dead collided. On Halloween they believed that spirits of the dead returned to earth and caused trouble and damaged crops. Yes, we love Halloween now because there isn't some kind of belief, so that goes along with trick or treating or Halloween parties. We have only kept certain traditions such as dressing up and having bonfires.

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