The origin of Halloween

Halloween has become one of the most celebrated holidays in the US every year thousands of people disguise from their favorite movie character around the country. So where does that notorious freaky day come from?

BRIEF HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN

So the meaning of the word “HALLOWEEN” is “Holly Eve” HALLO=HOLLY/ WEEN=EVE. The holly eve or Halloween finds it’s origins all the way back in the time of the ancient “CELTIC PAGANS “of the holiday of “SAMHAIN”. So the “CELTIC PAGAN “was one of a large group of polytheistic religious of Europe, and “SAMHAIN” is a three-day fire festival that celebrated death and birth.

CELTIC PAGANS
SAMHAIN

So the word SAMHAIN translate into the modern Irish to summer’s end, Samhain celebrated the death and paid homage especially to loved ones who passed away recently as an invitation to them to rejoin the living. So in the festival tradition they intended to connect to spirits including costumes and sacrifices generally of animals as an offer to the spirits.

HOW HALLOWEEN CAME TO THE US?

So thanks to the Scottish and Irish immigrants to the United States, Halloween was begging to be celebrated in the US by the end 1890s and the early 1900s.

JACK O LANTERN

JACK O LANTERN is a scary Irish myth known also as STINGY JACK or JACK THE SMITH is a character from IRISH tales, history say that his doomed to wander forever between the world of death and the ordinary world. In Ireland,people stared to crave demonic faces out of turnips to frighten away Jack’s wandering soul, so When Irish immigrants moved to the U.S,they began carving jack-o’-lanterns from pumpkins, as these were native to the region.

SO HAPPY HALLOWEEN GUYS. Hope that y’all enjoyed it. Don’t forget to share your thoughts with us.//Take Care//

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