By the Gishes

Halloween Unmasked

Halloween is a widely celebrated tradition of Western civilization whose origin dates back many centuries. Just as Halloween’s celebrants wear a mask to conceal their identities, there is a mask that Halloween wears to hide its true identity. Let us see what is behind that mask.

Halloween’s Origin

The origin of Halloween is connected with an early civilization of Celtic people of the British Isles and Western Europe. A religious group called Druids worshipped their god of death, Samhain, and controlled the common people’s lives through the mechanism of fear. Much death, disease, and destruction came upon the Celtics as a result of the Druids and their practices. Each year on October 31, the Druids celebrated the eve of the Celtic New Year in honor of their pagan god, Samhain, in the Festival of Samhain, or Festival of Death.

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