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Halloween

Posted on: October 30, 2009

2000 years ago in todays Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Northern France, the celts would celebrate their new year on November 1st.  They had believed that this day was the end of summer and the begining of a new dark and cold winter.  They thought that the winter time was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night of OCtober 31ts, they would celebrate Samhain, believing that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.  During the celebration the celts wore costumes sometimes waring animal heads and skins. I think that most people now days have forgot the purpose of halloween and it has evolved into something different, but it is interesting to know the origin of halloween.

celtic

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