As Halloween approaches on Oct. 31, parents and kids of all ages are getting costumes finished, carving out jack-o-lanterns, and candy is being bought for the trick-or-treaters. Before rushing out on All Hallows’ Eve, here is a look back at the beginning of Halloween and its extraordinary customs and traditions.
Halloween was first celebrated about two thousand years ago held at the start of November called “Samhain” (pronounced sow-win), which translates to “Summer’s End” in the Gaelic language. Since records are scarce or in fragments, not much is known about Samhain. Many use this time to bring animals home from the fields and stockpile resources to survive the winter. The Celts also believed that the dimensions were the thinnest, so the dead could walk amongst the living.