Halloween dates back to the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (sow-in) which was celebrated over 2,000 years ago. The ancient Celts lived where we call Ireland today. The reason that the ancient Celtic culture celebrated Samhain was to light bonfires and wear ceremonial costumes to ward off ghosts and spirits. The ancient Celtic culture believed that on October 31st (The Celtic New Year’s Eve) that the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead would be broken. They believed that when the boundary was broken that the ghosts and spirits would come and haunt them, destroy their crops, and lead them to there death. If you want more information go to the Halloween History Month website.
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