History of Halloween

5 Surprising Facts In The History Of Halloween

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What do you know about Halloween and the traditions associated with the holiday? You may be surprised by some remarkable facts pertaining to the roots of this yearly celebrated tradition.

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Origins Of The Jack O Lantern

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Most people will think of pumpkins with carved faces and lights inside them when they think about Jack O Lanterns, but this is not how this symbol of Halloween began. The true origins of the Jack O Lantern go way back into Irish history and the story of Stingy Jack and the Celtic festival of Samhain.

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Origins Of The Halloween Costume

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Early Halloween costumes were designed to protect the wearers from the dead and were designed to be as gruesome as possible. These costumes were always home-made and people would spend a great deal of time perfecting theirs in time for Halloween.

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Samhain and the Early Years Of Halloween

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The history of Halloween reveals that the earliest years of the holiday are dramatically different from how the holiday is currently celebrated by most people.

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A Brief History Of Halloween

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Have you ever wondered about the history of Halloween? You may be surprised to find out that Halloween stems from ancient practices, beliefs, and traditions. Each year on October 31st people from all over celebrate Halloween.

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