Origins of Halloween

Origins of Halloween

Aliyah Oliver

     The origin of Halloween is related to the ‘Celts’ who resided in Ireland and Northern France. They used to worship nature, and their life depended a lot on sowing and farming. One of the most popular superstitions then, was that winter brought death. Celts believed that the last day of October marked the end of summer, and November was the beginning of winter. So they celebrated the last day of October with great pomp and splendor. They also believed that the dead would visit them, so they left delicious food and drinks for the spirits. The food was placed outside their homes.