What country did Halloween come from?

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  1. milleramanda53 profile image76
    milleramanda53posted 5 years ago

    What country did Halloween come from?

  2. cfin profile image73
    cfinposted 5 years ago

    Ireland and other Celtic countries. Oiche Samhain (October 31st for the last few thousand years), marked the end of the havest season and was otherwise known as Halloween or All hallows eve in English countries. It was made popular and brought up to date in the US which moderized many of the traditions.. Traditions such as trick or treating can be traced back to Scotland and Jack o lanterns were originally made from turnips in Ireland. The pagan Irish over 1500 years ago would dance around large fires and have fun etc etc. Here is a hub about it:
    http://cfin.hubpages.com/hub/Halloween-The-real-meaning

    And here is wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain

    1. alancaster149 profile image84
      alancaster149posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      When I was - a lot - younger we had Mischief Night before Bonfire Night, (Guy Fawkes Night), November 5th, a combination of both occasions. We used to take people's gates off their hinges and play 'Knock-a-door-run', making nuisances of ourselves.

    2. cfin profile image73
      cfinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting. We used to stuff out clothes up and put a mask on as a head, and throw him into a ditch so passerby might get a fright.

  3. cebutouristspot profile image73
    cebutouristspotposted 5 years ago

    All Hallows Eve is believe to originate from Ireland. It was part of Celtic culture.

  4. monic-alang profile image70
    monic-alangposted 5 years ago

    Halloween is originated from Ireland. In past Halloween was a festival among the Celts of Ireland and was celebrated by the name of samhain.

    1. cfin profile image73
      cfinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's still called Oiche Shamhna (not Samhain as most americans incorrectly believe) in Ireland. Samhain is Irish for the month of November. Oiche means night. So really Oiche Shamhna means November Night.

    2. monic-alang profile image70
      monic-alangposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oww i am really sorry if i am wrong, This information is new for me thanks for update smile

 
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