Here goes your daily history lesson. If you’ve ever seen “Hocus Pocus,” you should know that Halloween is derived from the Christian holiday All Hallows Eve. All Hallows (now commonly known as All Saint’s Day) was created by Christians to coincide with the Celtic’s pagan holiday on Nov. 1 in an attempt to overshadow their practices.
But the Celts continued with their traditions, and while All Hallows Eve was thought to be the night when all the dead come back to inhabit the earth, the spirits were considered to be evil. Believers started to set out gifts to please the wicked spirits, and from this the current practice of “Trick or Treating” evolved. All Hallows’ Eve became Hallows’ Evening, which manifested itself into Halloween and the holiday we know and love.
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