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