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Unformatted text preview: Facts of Hallowee n Halloween actually has its origins in the Catholic Church. It comes from a contracted corruption of All Hallows Eve. November 1 st , All Hallows Day (or All Saints Day) is a Catholic day of observance in honor of saints. In Mexico, they celebrate El Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead starting the evening of October 31 st . The custom of Halloween was brought to America in the 1840s by Irish immigrants fleeing their country’s potato famine. On November 2 nd , All Souls Day, early Christians would walk from village to village begging for “soul cakes.” This is one origin of trick-or-treating. The Celtic festival of Samhain is the basis for Halloween. Samhain, All Hallowtide, the feast of the dead in Pagan and Christian times, signalizing the close of harvest and the initiation of the winter season.initiation of the winter season....
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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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