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The History Of Halloween

About 2000 years ago, people called Celts lived in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. 
Their new year didn't begin on January 1, it began on November 1. So October 31 was New Year's Eve. 
The Celts believed that ghosts and goblins and witches walked the earth on October 31. 
These spirits terrified the Celts, so the people dressed up in costumes so the spirits wouldn't recognize them. 
When the Romans conquered the Celts, the traditions of the two different people were brought together, and some of them were combined.
For the Romans, November 1 was an important holy day called All Hallows. 
Eventually October 31, the day before All Hallows, became known as All Hallows E'en (evening). 
And that is the day we celebrate as Halloween.


~*Donna*~ a.k.a ~*Moonlady*~


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