Winter is approaching that is the darker half of the year and along with it the spooky era. The witches, ghosts and vampires will soon be covering up the earth. Don’t fear up my friends it’s the celebration time. The day of Halloween is soon to take a bend and the fear even to go out alone for peeing would be hitting up the mind. Although the Halloween began as a holiday for the people who practiced black magic, but now turned into completely different thing. It is now about the fun, scary pranks, terrific night parties and much more. All enjoy the day but only a few, even few may not know the halloween history and the origin of halloween. Here we go with the lesser known points about the History of Halloween:-
History Of Halloween:
Straddling the line amongst fall and winter, bounty and scarcity, life and demise, Halloween is the time of celebration and superstition. History of Halloween is believed to have its tail back back in the Celtic Festival of Samhain and thought to be originated from there, when people would wear the horrible costumes to head off wandering ghosts, goblins and the witches. A candle is lit at the western faced window or door left open to welcome the ancestors back home. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III dedicated 1st November as the day to honor all the martyrs and saints. The holiday named in as All Saint’s Day, incorporated some of the consuetude of the Samhain. The evening prior was known as All Hallows’ Eve and afterwards Halloween.
The Halloween began as a Celtic festival marking end of summer, and reminding and honoring the deceased ancestors. For their spirits, places are set on the dinner table, left the cuisines aside, on the doorsteps and aside the road along with a lit candle to let the loved ones find their way back to the spirit world. The spirits are welcomed home and treated with the yummy dishes kept aside for them.
There are believed many ancient origin of Halloween with some relating its tale back to the Celtic festival of Samhain which is the most listened and some relating this celebration to the Pomona, the Roman Goddess of fruits and trees. So let’s explain every of the Halloween Origin in Brief.
Pristine Origins Of Halloween:
Halloween origin dates back to the Celtic Festival of Samhain. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years back in the zone that is currently Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, praised their new year on November 1. The day marked the end of summer and of the 3rd and final harvest and the onmark of the dark, cold winter, a time of the year related to the human death. It was believed that the night before new year i.e., 31st October the gap between the universe of the living and dead became blurred. On the 31st night the Samhain was celebrated, believing that the ghosts of the dead returning to the Earth. Though there were harms from the spirits but also the presence of otherworldly spirits gave Druids and Celtic priests the chance to predict about the future.
The huge sacred bonfires are set to commemorate the event where the gatherings were made to burn crops and animals as sacrifice. During the festival the costumes were worn typically made of the animal’s skin. The sacred bonfire which were lit as a sacred reason is now a part of the celebration. Bonfires are lit and dancing, partying are organised around it. Several games are played like the apple bobbing which is a much ancient game having its tale related to the Halloween History.
A scary and outcry Halloween to all!!!