Thursday, August 18, 2011

The History of Halloween and its Ancient Celtic and Roman Origins

"What is Halloween about?" Treat yourself to exploring the history of Halloween as its spooky spirit is ablaze with ancient Celtic and Roman superstitions.

The Halloween we celebrate today evolved from ancient Celtic practices, Roman and Catholic rituals and various European folk traditions. As these peoples and practices came into contact throughout history, the celebrations adapted and combined into what has become the current yearly celebration on October 31st. Halloween has long been seen as a time where lines between the living and dead are blurred and the veil is lifted between polarities: dark and light, good and evil, fall and winter and life and death.

By Lara Smith

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