10.30.2017 – Happy Halloween Eve!
Halloween’s origin dates back to an ancient Celtic festival of Samhain in Britain and other parts of Europe. Samhain is a Gaelic festival, which marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. At the end of summer, the Celts believed that the boundary between the living and dead became blurred, and that ghosts of the dead could return to earth. During the festival, the Celts dressed in costumes to ward off the spirits. It is believed that the beliefs and customs of Halloween that were brought over to North America from the Irish immigrants helped popularize the already growing traditions of Halloween in the United States.
The customs of Halloween may have changed from how they started, but it continues to be a very popular holiday that is celebrated by individuals all of over the world! It is projected that over 179 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year; will that include you? Share your Halloween traditions or celebrations with us!