What’s the origin of Halloween?
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How did Halloween start? wiki says it’s an annual holiday observed on October 31, primarily in the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints’ Day, but is today largely a secular celebration.
Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays, dating back to pagan times It goes back as far as 5 B.C. It was believed that spirits rose from the dead and mingled with the living on this day. The Celts left food at their doors to encourage good spirits and wore masks to scare off the bad ones. Some historians believe that the Romans who invaded England added a few of their own traditions to the celebration of Samhain; others say that since the Romans never conquered the Celts (Ireland and Scotland) there was no mingling of cultures, and that the Celts celebrated the end of the harvest and honored their dead in this way, anyway!
Where to buy pumpkins at halloween – The Pumpkin Patch at Richmond Country Farms -For the young … and young at heart! Hay rides, a corn maze, farm animals and Polly Pumpkin, Strawberry Shortcake and Korny Corn. Safeway stores charge 29 cents pr lb and Whole Foods sell pumpkins from $3.33
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