The History of Trick or Treating
Trick or Treating wasn't always about receiving candy. Originally there was souling, which is where people would pray for the dead so that their souls would be able to enter heaven in exchange for goods. Young trick or treaters would go around and perform for money, wine, and food in costumes, this was called guising. As this tradition came into America it was made so that when a treat was not received a trick would be made.Halloween has been around for many generations, although today things are done a bit differently and traditions have been altered, we still enjoy the holiday as a time of celebration. Most kids think it is just a day they can dress up and get free candy but the original purpose of this holiday was to celebrate the combining of two worlds, the living and the afterlife.