Halloween is an ancient pagan festival of Samhain which was observed in the Autumn by the Celts of the British Isles. Over the centuries the observance of the holiday survived with the name change to All Hallows Eve or Halloween which recognized its being observed on the eve of the Christian All...
Christian All Hallow's Eve, Pagan Samhain, imported secular revelry from the US – what is the real history of Halloween in Britain?
An article about some of the animals of Halloween and how they became associated with the holiday. This article covers information about owls, bats, toads and spiders.
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.
The roots of carved pumpkins or Jack O Lanterns lie in ancient Celtic, pagan religious traditions.
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.
Some basics about Halloween (Samhain), for those who want to know just a little bit more about the holiday.
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.
Then would I never tire, Janet, In Elfish land to dwell, But aye, at every seven years, They pay the tithe to hell; And I am so fat and fair of flesh, I fear 'twill be mysell.
A tale of when and where Halloween began more than 2000 years ago. A time when masks were worn for survival and monsters walked among us; a time when ghosts stole our souls and the night was feared by the living alone.