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The History of Halloween

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Trick or treat, smell my feet give me something good to eat if you don’t, I don’t care I’ll pull down your underwear!”  The spooky season is upon us, and with that, many don’t know the actual story of Halloween and how it originated.

Halloween is a holiday that happens once a year on Oct. 31, if you didn’t already know that. It originated by the Ancient Celtic Festival. Pope Gregory III designated Nov. 1 as a time to honor the saints in the 18th century. Before it was named “Halloween” the day was also named “Hallowe’en”, “Allhallowe’en”, “All Saints’ Eve”, and “All Hallows Eve”. Every year, Halloween was starting to evolve as a day filled with activities like; dressing up in scary/funny/cute costumes, pumpkin carvings, corn mazes, trick or treating, etc.

Ever since the 1900s, everything has changed with how people celebrate the day. People stay home and watch scary movies by themselves, friends, family, etc. People go trick or treating from door to door, go to churches, etc. Or some people have Halloween parties.

Nowadays, Halloween is an extremely popular holiday in the US, celebrated by both children and adults,  giving them the opportunity to dress up and get candy, and have a fun night.


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The History of Halloween