Origin of Halloween

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History

 

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Christopher K

 

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October 20, 2013

 

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University

 

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The Celts believed that it was the night of October 31 that the boundary separating the worlds of the living and the dead became less apparent. A celebration called Sanhain was adopted. It was believed that on this night the ghosts of the dearly departed would again walk the earth. It was thought that these spirits damaged crops and caused trouble, pushing the Druids, or Celtic priests, to predict the future...
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It was thought that these spirits damaged crops and caused trouble, pushing the Druids, or Celtic priests, to predict the future. Huge sacred bonfires were crafted to commemorate the event. The burning of crops and animals was seen as a way to present sacrifices to the Celtic deities, During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, which typically consisting of animal skins and heads...
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