You’ve heard of Halloween. You’ve heard of All Hallows Eve. But have you ever heard of Samhain? You haven’t? Great, now you have a reason to read this article.
You probably recall the holiday in which you dress up in a scary costume and walk door to door in hope of getting candy (unless you don’t celebrate Halloween). But you probably don’t know about the old Celtic festival called Samhain. What is it you ask? Well, it was a festival where the Celtic people would light bonfires and wear costumes to scare away ghosts. Hmmmmm. That sounds a lot like another holiday I know.
Halloween's origins date all the way back 2,000 years ago which was when the Celts celebrated the festival. The area in which the Celts once roamed is now known as Ireland which is known for a different holiday called St. Patrick's day (which we will talk about in the future) where leprechauns search for gold, The united kingdom, and northern France. Samhain celebrated the end of summer and the harvest and the start of winter, where it was cold, dark, and crops would run low. Because of this, many people would die which is why the Celts believed this was when the dead would once again roam the earth. And on the night of October 31st, they would start the celebration.
DO you wanna know more about the history of Halloween? Then check out this link to learn more. Halloween: Origins, Meaning & Traditions - HISTORY. Well, I will see you soon!
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