When most people thing about Halloween, they think or Trick or Treating, Parades, Bobbing for Apples and other family friendly activities. But non of the people know the story behind the ancient origins of Halloween.
Happy Halloween Day – Where Did & From Halloween Originate (Origin) & History
Lest go back 2000 years ago to the ancient cultic festival called Samhain celebrated on November 1. On the night of 31st October people believe that the dead returns as ghosts. They present food and wine on their door steps to keep reaming spirits happy and get out of there places wearing masks so that they are mistaken for follow ghosts. The christian church change Samhain to All Saints Day or All Hallows in 8th Century.
The night before became all Hallows’ Eve and changed to Halloween. You put a trick or treating on Halloween. So what about soiling or guising. All three of these traditions in the Medieval Britain. On all Soul’s Day, November 2nd the need would get pastries or cakes or soul cakes. In return they would pray for peoples dead relatives. This was called Souling. In the medieval tradition of Guising you people would dress in costumes and accept food, wine, money and other offerings in exchange of singing, poetry writing or telling jokes.
In 19th Century America Irish and scotish immigrants revive this old tradition, the result was Trick or Treating. At first it was more about tricks, pranks and hijinks then the treats. It was until 1950’s that the custom took on family friendly, kid centered form. Today Halloween is big business, with US consumers spending more then 2.5 Billion on costumes and annually.
Add in the candy it is estimated that the American spend upto 6 Billion on Halloween each year. Making it the second most commercial holiday after Christmas. So whether you have tricks or treats or trivia there is a bit of Halloween History.