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Its short name is Allhalloween. Its meaning and origin has been derived from the ancient harvest festivals celebrated by the Celtic. However, with time, it is a celebration with pumpkins, trick or treating, candies, ghosts & death at night.
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History of the festival of Halloween: It is said to have its origin in Northern France, Ireland and England, about 1900 years ago and was primarily a Celtic event to celebrate Samhain, the New Year on November 1. It had been then revered as the year’s biggest holiday and the day had been emphasized to be the time when the dead souls were said to mingle with living people. The day was celebrated with bonfires.
Until the arrival of Christian missionaries and St. Patrick, Samhain was popular. The holiday lots its popularity with the population converting to Christianity. Rather than eradicating this pagan practice, it was used by the church, but with Christian twist, with an objective to bring close Christianity and paganism. This made the conversion easier.
According to Druidic belief, another tradition, it states that on November 1 night evil spirits, witches and demons roamed freely the earth to greet ‘their season’s’ arrival, which is the winter months having early dark and long nights. That night, the demons made fun with the mortals, harming, frightening and playing every type of mean trick upon them. The scare humans found the only way to escape these ghouls was to offer them with fancy sweets and foods to escape their fury. The humans started to disguise themselves and join their roaming and not be bothered by the horrible creatures of the dark.
The Roman Empire introduced the custom of giving away or eating fruits, especially apples during the Halloween, which later on spread to the neighbouring countries, from Austria to the Slavic countries and from Britain to Scotland and Ireland. Probably it is a celebration honouring Pomona, the Roman goddess, to whom were dedicated orchards and gardens. On November 1 was held the annual Pomona Feast and this observance slowly became part of Halloween celebrations, like ‘dunking’ tradition for apples.
Its present importance: These days, Halloween is being celebrated in many Christian countries across the globe with great pomp and grandeur. The costume has replaced disguises, while candies have taken the place of fancy foods and fruits, while children go trick or treating, door to door. Trick or treating originally started as ‘souling’, where children ventured door to door on this day singing, saying prayers in dedication for the dead and with soul cakes. With the course of time, the visible practices of Halloween changed with changing the culture. However, its purpose to honour the dead, veiled with festivities and fun is said to have been retained. So have a great Halloween this year and enjoy loads.