Thursday, October 28, 2010

31 Days of Halloween: History of Halloween

Halloween's rich history all started with the Celts' traditions. Their Samhain was a fall harvest festival that marked the switch from autumn to winter. It was on this magical night that the Celts believed the veil between our world and the spirit world was thinnest. They believed that this allowed ghosts and evil spirits to roam the Earth on the night of Samhain.

These beliefs, as well as the traditions of the Romans and, later, the Catholic Church, all contributed to the wonderful holiday we now call Halloween.

Check out the videos below for an informative overview of our favorite holiday!

1 comment:

  1. I love hearing of the history behind the traditions. I try to fit this show in every year. :)