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History of Halloween

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Did you know that the word “halloween” actually originates from a Catholic Church? Halloween like much people actually thought as some demon worship or ancient pagan ritual but the history is that on the November 1st, “All Hollows Day” or “All Saints Day” is a Catholic day of observance in honor of saints. However, in the 5th century BC, in Celtic Ireland, where summer ends on 31st October, it was a day of celebration and holiday called Samhain (sow-en) also known as the Celtic New Year.

The storiy goes that on that day, spirits of all who died throughout the preceding year would come back and search for living bodies to possess for the next year and believed that by doing so, it was the only way to afterlife. The Celtics believed that at that time, all laws of space and time would be suspended, allowing the spirits world to roam free.

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