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The history of Halloween

Every year on October 31st children (and some adults) dress up in costumes to
celebrate Halloween . Houses are decorated With Jack-o-Lanterns ,
artificialspiders and cobwebs , pretend witches and ghosts and other frightening
objects symbolize esta That special day. On the evening of Halloween, in North
America and many other Countries around the world, groups of children can be
seen walking the streets wearing costumes and visiting neighbors' Their houses to
receive candy.
Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-Treating (going house to house
to receive sweets or food), attending costume parties, decorating ,
carvingpumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires ,apple bobbing ,
visitinghaunted houses , telling scary stories, and watching horror films. But
Where does this holiday Come From?
Halloween originally comes from the Celts That lived in Europe over 2000 years
ago. The Celtic festival of Samhain, Which comes from the Old Irish for "summer's
end" marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the
'darker half "of the year. It was seen as a time When the spirits Could Easily eat
more into our world. The souls of the dead THROUGHOUT history Both Were
honored and warded-off. The custom of wearing costumes and masks at
Halloween goes back to Celtic traditions of attempting to copy the evil spirits or
placate them. Bonfires, Which Were Deemed to Have protective and cleansing
powers, Were used in rituals and to scare off witches.
THROUGHOUT history Has Been an Important Halloween tradition in Scotland
and Ireland. In These Countries, children and poor people would sing and say
prayers for the dead in return for cakes Which is where "trick or treating"
Began.The Celts would carry lanterns made with turnips . During the 19th
Century When the Irish and Scottish massively immigrated to North America They
Brought With them the Halloween tradition. On US soil, the turnip lanterns changed
to pumpkin lanterns Which are called Jack-o-Lanterns. Trick or Treating was
confined to the immigrant Communities of North American During the 1800's, but it
was slowly Gradually Assimilated into mainstream society and by the early 1900's

it was being Celebrated coast to coast by people of all social, racial and religious
backgrounds.
Today, many country clubs still remember the dead on November 1st Which is
called All Saints Day. Another name for it is "All Hallow's Day". The day before,
October 31st, is called "All Hallow's Eve", or Halloween for short.
[Spoiler title = "Spanish Translation"]
Each year on October 31 children (and some adults) difrazan to celebrate
Halloween. houses with lanterns pumpkins, spiders and fabrics of artificial spider,
witches and ghosts and other frightening objects that symbolize this special day
decorate. During the afternoon / evening of Halloween in North America and many
other countries, you can see groups of children dressed walking around the streets
visiting the homes of their neighbors for candy.

Typical activities include Halloween "Trick or Treat" (going from house to house
asking for candy or food), go to costume parties, decorating, pumpkin carving,
bonfires, apple game, visiting haunted houses, storytelling fear and watching horror
movies. But what is the origin of this party?
Halloween originated with the Celts who lived in Europe more than 2,000 years
ago. The Celtic festival of Samhain, which comes from the old Irish saying "end of
summer", marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or
`more oscura' half. It was seen as a season when it was easier for spirits to enter
our world. The souls of the dead throughout history were in honorees moments and
other conspirators. The custom of wearing costumes and wearing masks dates
back to Celtic traditions of attempting to copy the evil spirits or placate them. The
fires, which were considered protective and healing powers, were used in rituals to
scare witches.
Throughout history, Halloween has been an important tradition in Scotland and
Ireland. In these countries, the poorest children and sang and prayed in exchange
for cakes or food that is where it originated the "Trick or Treat". The Celts had
lanterns made with turnips. During the 19th century, when the Irish and the Scots
immigrated en masse to North America they brought the tradition of Halloween.On
American soil turnip lanterns they were replaced by pumpkin lanterns. The custom
of "trick or treat" was limited to the immigrant communities in North America during
the nineteenth century, but gradually introduced into society in general and early

twentieth century and from coast to coast celebrated by people of all social
antecedence , racial and religious.
Today, many countries remember the dead on Nov. 1 called Todos Santos.Another
name for this day is "All Hallow's Day". On Tuesday, October 31, is called "All
Hallow's Eve" or abbreviated name Halloween. [/ Spoiler]