What is the origins of Halloween?


1|0
5|4

Most Helpful Girl

  • Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.

    Source:www.history.com/.../history-of-halloween

    0|0
    0|0

What Girls Said 4

  • The Pagan festival of Samhain ( pronounced s-ow-ain ). A time where the veil between our world and the world of our ancestors is at its thinest. It is a time when we remember our ancestors and thank them for all they have done for us.

    There are other similar names with their own pronounciations depending on the Pagan path being followed.

    0|1
    0|0
  • It was a pagan holiday meaning it was celebrated by devil worshipers

    0|0
    0|0
  • Witchcraft.

    0|0
    0|0
  • I thought it had something to do with paganism

    0|0
    0|0
    • Never mind I got it confused with Easter.

      "It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide,[10] the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers."

      The original origins are Gaelic and Welsh. This is in Europe of course.

    • The Pagans only had a little festival similar to this, www.beliefnet.com/.../...an-Festivalafter-All.aspx

What Guys Said 4

  • Halloween originated in pagan Ireland. Since days started at sunset in Celtic culture, winter started at night. This first night of winter was called Samhain in Ireland, Nos Galan Gaeaf in Wales, Nos Galan Gwav in Cornwall, Nos Galan Goañv in Brittany and Samhuinn in Scotland. according to Celtic folk believe, the barrier between our world and the Otherworld was extremely weak in this night, so that creatures could pass from one world into the other. Since people where scared as shit because of that, they left tables with food in front of their houses to apease the creatures from the Otherworld. Another folk custom is to celebrate the dead in this night, since the barrier between our world and the Otherworld, where the dead dwell, is very weak, as aforementioned. They hoped that their dead friends and family members can see them celebrating and that that would make them happy.

    0|0
    0|0
  • I have a mask and when i put it on I am known as Mr Halloween

    0|0
    0|0
  • It's a pagan holiday right, day of the dead?

    0|0
    0|0
    • That's Easter not Halloween

    • I believe it's Halloween as well, but I could be wrong

    • Nope, day of the dead is not Easter, it's def. Halloween

  • Me.
    filler.

    0|0
    0|0
Loading...