Friday, October 31, 2014

The History of Costume Wearing
Halloween was not always about collecting candy from neighbors and dressing up as your favorite T.V. and movie characters. Halloween falls on October 31, and is a time of celebration. Many people believe that Halloween is the devil’s birthday when in fact that has nothing to do with the holiday. Halloween originated during the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Celts celebrated the New Year on November 1 and believed that on the night before, the spirit world and the world of the living would be combined. The Celts believed that the spirits would allow Druids, or Celtic priests, to see into the future. During the celebration, the Celts would wear costumes, but unlike what we wear today, the costumes were made from animal heads and skin. It had been said that by wearing these costumes, the living would blend in with the spirits when the two worlds collided.

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