by Miguel Ramirez -
Halloween is Oct. 31 – the last day of the Celtic calendar. It actually was a pagan holiday honoring the dead. Their is 24 more days until Halloween. Halloween is supposed to be the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.
It is also believed that this transition between the seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead. Orange and Black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with the darkness and death.
Halloween is one of the oldest celebrations in the world, dating back over 2000 years to the time of the Celts who lived in Britain. The history of Halloween began as the festival of Samhain. It was part of the ancient Celtic religion in Britain and other parts of Europe.
Trick or treating comes from the Middle-Age practice of the poor dressing up in costumes and going around door to door, begging for food or money in exchange for prayers. The food given was often a Soul Cake, which was a small round cake which represented a soul being freed from Purgatory when the cake was eaten.
Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.
Halloween is also known by other names such as The Day of The Dead, The Feast of The Dead, Samhain, or All Hallows Eve.
Here are some jokes that will make you laugh!!
What should you do if you see a monster on Halloween? Hope that the monster doesn’t see you!
What kind of candy do vampires like best? Suckers!
Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends? They’re so wrapped up in themselves.
Why don’t skeletons go to scary movies? They don’t have the guts.