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.
It is that time of year again when ghouls, ghosts, goblins and all kinds of spooks start gearing up to go bumping around in the dark corridors of our imaginations and scare as many poor souls as they can. Just around the corner is the spookiest time of the year, Halloween!
A not-so-ordinary approach to explaining the origins and practices of Halloween.
The roots of carved pumpkins or Jack O Lanterns lie in ancient Celtic, pagan religious traditions.
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 traditions can be traced back...
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.
There is a direct connection between the modern celebration of Halloween and the ancient Celtic mysteries of the British Isles
A few different stories exist about the origin of the Jack O' Lantern and carved pumpkin face. Some are grisly and some are funny. This Hub presents one version that might raise the hair on the back of your neck, with an other about a man that wanted to become a pumpkin in year and came close to...
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 -
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?