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The History of Halloween in U.S

feature-3Of all the holidays, Halloween emerges as the best sample of the quintessential American “melting pot”, that is, a melange of traditions or rituals, beliefs, both religious or agnostic, that originated from all cultures living in America. October 31 marks the perception of Halloween or Hallowe’en, a short variety of All-hallow-even, the evening before All Saints Day or All Hallows Day, is on November 1. After the Romans conquered the Celts in 43AD, they received many of their festivals and fused them into their own particular religious celebrations. All Saints Day was one such sample. Initially the day that celebrated various pagan festivals, yet Pope Gregory III would eventually assign November 1 to mark the Christian feast of All Saints Day, which had moved from May 13. According to the Church, a day began at dusk, which is the reason why celebrations ordinarily began on October 31, the eve of the occasion, All Hallows Day.

Ranging the line in the middle of fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of superstition and celebration. It is thought to have started with the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain, when individuals would light bonfires and wear costumes to avoid roaming ghosts. Over the long run, Halloween advanced into a secular, community based occasion characterized by child friendly activities, for instance, trick or treating. In various countries around the globe, as the days grow shorter and the night gets colder, people keep on ushering in the winter season with social events, sweet treats and costumes.

Halloween’s origins go back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the region that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and Northern France, praised their new year on November 1. This day is marked as the end of summer and the harvest and the start of dark, cold, winter, a time of year that was frequently connected with human death.

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