It is celebrated at the end of October every year.. What is the origin of Halloween?
Halloween is celebrated in many countries of the world on the 31st of October every year. In the midst of this celebration, a large number of people are wondering about the origin and history of Halloween.
Halloween is one of the oldest holidays in the world, with masquerade parties, trick-or-treat games and pranks, and it is believed that the celebration of it dates back to ancient Celtic traditions, and the Celts or Celts are peoples belonging to the western branch of the Indo-European peoples, including the Irish and Scottish peoples, according to historical theories .
The current English name Halloween goes back to Christianity, in the Middle Ages, as the word hallow is derived from the Middle and Old English words for Jerusalem as a noun. In those days, the Christian holiday we know as All Saints' Day was called Hallows' Day. The day before evening mass was held is Hallows' Eve, or Hallows' Evening. This 3-word name was eventually shortened to Halloween.
Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (known as Sow-in), which was celebrated by the Celts 2,000 years ago. Their new year is on November 1st, and they now live in Ireland, the UK and northern France.
Where people used to light bonfires and wear costumes to expel ghosts in the eighth century. They also believed that the boundary between the world of the living and the dead ceased to exist on the night of October 31. Where they believed that the ghosts of the dead return to Earth.
And with the intertwining of the beliefs and customs of different European ethnic groups and American Indians. A distinctly American version of Halloween began to emerge, with the first festivities including theatrical parties. These are public events held to celebrate the harvest, and neighbors exchanged stories about the dead. They tell each other about their fortunes, dance and sing.