Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween History Part 1....

Sharing Halloween history, the evolution of Halloween from the centuries-old harvest celebrations into the candy and costume fun of the modern day. We will do a 3 part History for all our readers.

Ancient Celts
According to Life123 Centuries ago, people believed in spirits, both good and evil. They believed that spirits sometimes helped and hurt people. Some of those people who lived long ago were known as the Celts. They lived in what are now England, France and Ireland. The Halloween story begins when these people spent all spring and summer growing food to last them through the winter. When it was time to harvest all the food, the Celts held a festival to thank the good spirits for their help. This festival was called Samhain (pronounced sow-en). It was held on the day that marked the end of warm light weather and the beginning of dark cold weather-November 1. As part of the celebration, people wore costumes, told fortunes and ate plenty of good food. They also made sacrifices to keep bad spirits away.

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