Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween used to be souling

In 1000 A.D, the Christian Church  designated November 2nd as All Souls Day for the people who followed old pagan rites of the Celtic lands. This day honored the dead. Souling was the main thing on this day. On this day, poor people would dress up in costumes representing the dead and visit houses to collect soul cakes in return for praying for the souls of deceased family members. The act of souling was practiced in Britain, Germany, and Austria. America has adopted the day as Halloween, which is on October 31st.

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