Where Did Halloween Originate from?
This question boggles most American minds, as the origin of Halloween is never discussed, rather just the trick or treating. Every kid looks forward till October 31st, where you can allow your imagination to roam free and become someone different for one evening whether your dressing as a witch or as a queen, we all get a little creative on October 31st.
Halloween is more than your typical trick or treat, costume dressing, bobbing for apples and pizza parties. This article will discuss the origin of Halloween and its original name, yes Halloween was not always Halloween!
According to history.com Halloween Originate from a festival named Samhain is a festival of the Dead.” The Meaning of the term is”Summer’s End” and pronounced saah-win or saa-ween, Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest and the start of the coldest half of the year. We are taking a trip through our history books and bringing up a group of people we all learned about the Celtics, which originated in what we now call Ireland.” (wow how history works right?) I totally remember learning about the Celtics and Incas Aztecs and so many other cultures. Do you guys remember learning about this in history class? However, I do not remember ever speaking about the Samhain which was the name for Halloween.
It is said that people believe October 31 was the boundary between two worlds, our world and the dead. Believing that the dead destroyed crops. As they did not understand the change of weather is why certain crops do not grow. People would dress up as the dead in hopes to confuse the dead, Animal skin and animal heads were used as costumes and props.
There is not much information about when the actual change of name was done but over the years the beliefs of Samhain have changed and some have stood the same. Dressing up, bobbing for apples all have stayed the same. for more information click here http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween
(heaheahe) In my witch laugh, you have entered a spooky era where little boys are wolves and little girls are ghouls, Their parents are mummies and witches, happy haunting, and have a frightful Halloween!