Halloween

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Halloween Origins and Traditions
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Origins Halloween began two thousand years ago in Ireland, England, and Northern France with the ancient religion of the Celts (Paganism).
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They celebrated their New  Year on November 1 st . This day marked the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death.
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Samhain ( sow-in) On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain , when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
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Costumes People thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes…
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So they wore costumes. This way, the ghosts couldn’t recognize them!
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The Christian Influence As the influence of Christianity spread into Celtic lands, in the 7 th century, Pope Boniface IV introduced All Saints' Day , a time to honor saints and martyrs, to replace the Pagan festival of Samhain . It was observed on May 13 th .
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A change of date In 834, Pope Gregory III moved All Saint's Day from May 13 th to Nov. 1 st . Oct. 31 st thus became All Hallows' Eve ('hallow' means 'saint').
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor Nokes during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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