It begins the observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints hallows , martyrs, and all the faithful departed. This festival celebration originated from ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. People would light bonfires and wear costumes to fend off ghosts in Samhain. People dress in their most scary costumes that are believed to be encouraged by folk customs and beliefs on this day. All my life my parents said, "Never take candy from strangers. I'd knock on peoples' doors and go, "Trick or treat - No thank you"- Rita Rudner. Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, 'Tonight is Halloween! Wishing you smile like a jack-o-lantern.
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Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween will occur on Saturday, October The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain , when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain.
Ancient Origins of Halloween
It begins the observance of Allhallowtide ,  the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints hallows , martyrs , and all the faithful departed. One theory holds that many Halloween traditions may have been influenced by ancient Celtic harvest festivals , particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain , which may have had pagan roots;     some scholars hold that Samhain may have been Christianized as All Hallow's Day , along with its eve, by the early Church. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating or the related guising and souling , attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns , lighting bonfires , apple bobbing , divination games, playing pranks , visiting haunted attractions , telling scary stories, as well as watching horror films. The word Halloween or Hallowe'en dates to about  and is of Christian origin. Over time, All Hallow s E v en evolved into Hallowe'en. Today's Halloween customs are thought to have been influenced by folk customs and beliefs from the Celtic-speaking countries , some of which are believed to have pagan roots. For the Celts, the day ended and began at sunset; thus the festival began on the evening before 7 November by modern reckoning the half point between equinox and solstice. The names have been used by historians to refer to Celtic Halloween customs up until the 19th century,  and are still the Gaelic and Welsh names for Halloween.
Jump to navigation. Halloween will be celebrated on Saturday, October The tradition of celebrating this festival originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. In Samhain, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to fend off ghosts. On this day, people dress in their most scary costumes that are believed to be encouraged by folk customs and beliefs. Here are Halloween wishes, greetings, messages to send your friends and family as a gesture of warmth. Happy Halloween Wishes, greetings, messages, images, quotes to share on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter status Halloween is celebrated each year on October Send these images, wishes, messages, quotes to your loved ones on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.