Where does Halloween come from?
Halloween is a yearly celebration observed on October 31st all around the world. Samhain, an ancient Celtic holiday that was celebrated on November 1 in modern calendars, is where Halloween began. People dressed up in costumes and set bonfires on that day in an effort to fend off ghosts since it was thought that on that day, the souls of the deceased returned to their homes.
In the late 1800s, there was a movement to change Halloween from a celebration of ghosts, tricks, and witchcraft to one that was more about neighbourhood and community gatherings. Halloween parties for both kids and adults were the most popular way to commemorate the holiday at the turn of the century. Parties with games, seasonal delicacies, and festive attire.
Today, people frequently dress up in costumes for Halloween, go trick-or-treating, carve pumpkins and attend costume parties on this day!
We hope you have a fun Halloween this year!