Where does Halloween come from?
“All Hallows Eve”, which is the night of All Saints’ Day, celebrated on October 31 of each year from which the word Halloween is thought to derive. History has it that it all comes from a Catholic tradition, present in Celtic Ireland, which sanctioned the end of summer when people, who lived mainly from agriculture, celebrated to thank the spirits of the harvests obtained. The colors were reminiscent of the harvest: orange reminiscent of the colors of late summer, black to symbolize the darkness of winter.
Other hypotheses and curiosities are on the scariest holiday of the year that has ancient roots that have evolved to around 1800 when Irish and Scottish immigrants brought their Halloween traditions to North America. But since then everything has evolved: the religious festivals related to All Saints and the Day of the Dead have become less and less important, to give way to celebrations emptied of their religious significance and more inclined towards fun. In the United States of America and Canada, but now also in Europe, it is a widespread tradition among children and not only, to leave home disguised and ask for sweets from neighbors with the famous formula “trick-or-treat”. Woe to those who are unprepared!
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