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History of Halloween

October 31, 2017

Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of summer, the Celts thought the barrier between our world and the world of ghosts and spirits got really thin. At that time of year people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.

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