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It's time for some spooky Halloween History

If you ever wondered how was Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos was even started in the first place, worry not we’ll tell you how it all started from tradition to now a trend

It's time for some spooky Halloween History It's time for some spooky Halloween History Source : Press

When it's the time between fall and winter, and you come to know that Pumpkin Spice Latte are back in Starbucks, then just understand it’s time for Halloween. 

                                                                                      

The festival of pumpkins and candies was started about 2000 years ago in Celts which is now known as Ireland, the United Kingdom and the northern part of France as they celebrated and made it as the new year on 1st of November. 

                                                                                       

People celebrate Halloween on 31st of October. Halloween is the shorter version of ‘All Hallows Evening’ aka Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve.

Trick or treats, bonfires, visiting haunted houses, bonfires and carving jack-o lanterns are the traditional activities that are still followed by the people which were started by North Americans and was followed by Irish and Scottish. Later in 20th Century Ireland , USA, Canada, Purto Rico,UK,Australia and New Zealand started to follow the tradition. 

People started with bonfire which, is believed to attract insects which in turn attracts bats. Costumes and masks were worn to imitate evil spirits or maybe just gratify them.

When it comes to trick or treating, we know what comes to our mind when we say treat, obviously chocolates and lots of candies. But the trick part is the real fun. This is a threat to play tricks on the home owners or on the owner’s estate if they don’t get a treat. 

                                                                                      

Halloween is very much similar to The Day of the Dead. It is also known as Dia de Los Muertos, celebrated in Brazil, Spain,Guatemala and also by the Mexican American communities in the States. Also, the people choose to spend their time a lot of their time in the graveyards and spend time with their deceased loved ones. It’s all about celebrating people to honors their loved ones and ancestors who died and invite those spirits back to their family once more and all about showing respect to their ancestors.

                                                                                   

An example of the tradition, bread for our dead, sweet celebration in memory of those who have gone before us. 

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