History of Halloween
Samhain, Hallowmas, All Hallows' Eve, Hallowe'en: the holiday's Pagan origins.
Things were a little different on Halloween back in the 1950s. If you were a kid back then this may jog your memory. If you weren't then maybe you would like to see how different it was.
The fascinating history and origin of Halloween. Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, Halloween itself.
Americans in particular are fond of their tradition of Trick or Treating. Modern myth tells us that the practice began with the Catholics, but it may be more ancient even than that! How did it start?
Halloween Lanterns Halloween is a popular holiday; a time to celebrate the sinister, to play tricks, dress up and have fun. It is also a much more ancient festival than many of us realise, and the unbroken...
The fear of Halloween, known as Samhainophobia, can be extremely debilitating. Learn the symptoms, causes and strategies to overcome this common, but not often talked about, phobia.
There are many versions of Halloween history, but do you know how Halloween really started in the United States? Learn how to separate American Halloween tradition fact from fiction.
A living person was put inside a wicker and set alight to pay tribute to the god of thunder, was one of many practices during original Halloween festivals -
Christian All Hallow's Eve, Pagan Samhain, imported secular revelry from the US – what is the real history of Halloween in Britain?
Every year, families carve pumpkins and put them out on their doorsteps. But why do we do this, and where did the tradition of doing so actually begin? The Jack O'Lantern is steeped in history.
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