Halloween is among those traditional holidays that is still celebrated today. It comes only second to Christmas in terms of popularity. Most people celebrate the holiday season without knowing where Halloween actually originated. Knowing the history and origin of Halloween can make it more interesting and exciting.
There are people who look at this holiday as a time for enjoyment and fun. They celebrate by putting on scary costumes, wearing make-up, and doing trick or treat. People also throw themed parties for Halloween. But, there are other people who regard Halloween as the time of superstitions, goblins, ghosts, and other evil sports, that must be avoided.
Delving into the history of Halloween:
The history Halloween dates back to October 31st, which is the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was formerly considered as a pagan holiday, and was celebrated to honor the dead. Halloween was originally known as “All Hallows Eve” and it dates back more than 2000 years. “All Hallows Eve” is the eve before All Saints Day, which the Christians created to convert the pagans. It is celebrated on the first day of November.
There are many stories related to the origin of Halloween. Though different cultures view the occasion in different ways, the main practice and culture remains the same. The culture of Halloween dates back to the era of the Druids, a Celtic culture established in Britain, Ireland, and Northern Europe. Its roots mainly lie in the feast of Samhain, which was celebrated annually on 31st October. Samhain implies the end of summer. Samhain was celebrated as a harvest festival with several huge sacred bonfires, marking the end of one Celtic year and the beginning of another.
It was the firm belief of the Celts that the souls of the dead wandered the villages and streets at night. As all the spirits were considered to be friendly and harmless, people tried to pacify them with gifts and treats so that the next year’s crops would be abundant. This custom later evolved into the trick-or-treating on Halloween.
Top Women’s Halloween Costume Pick
Wonder Woman T-Shirt With Cape And Headband Costume
The cape is made of Polyester and should be hand washed.
The cape is connected by two velco pieces on the shoulders.
The cape is plain and solid red in color.
The T-shirt can be machine washed.
The headband also comes with it.
The headband is made of fabric with an elastic back.
Wear it with a pair of jeans for a casual costume or get the skirt and boots and go all out.
Whatever you choose, you will be wonder woman for a day!
Top Men’s Halloween Costume Pick
Men’s Batman The Dark Knight Rises Costume
As well the costume includes the dark knight’s black clothing with yellow belt.
This costume is available in adult sizes medium. The size chart is available.
The belt is not a real belt but decoration and is removable.
The belt is made of rubber on the front and sides and ties in the back with a piece of material.
The cape is not connected to the hood or the headpiece.
The headpiece is a three quart mask and is attached to the cowl and the cape.
Top Children’s Halloween Costume Pick
Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set
The costume comes with a bright red jacket, helmet, fire extinguisher, bull horn (with sound effects), a badge and a name tag that can be personalized.
The jacket has yellow trim and reflective silver material
There are self-stick seals on the inner front flaps of the jacket.
There is even a built-in utility belt on the jacket.
The belt allows for the fire extinguisher and bull horn to be attached.
To top it off there is an adjustable fire chief helmet with the fire department emblem on the front.