Fancy-dress party fun, a time for decorating your homes and going out to give people
This festival has undergone many changes since it began. Would you like to know how it has changed?
1- Its name comes from the English expression "All Hallows’ Eve", although the Celts already celebrated it under the name of Samhaim. For them it represented the end
of the harvest season and the beginning of the new year.
2- In 1840 the festival reached the USA and it was very common to use turnips to ward away the spirits from homes. However, it was decided to use pumpkins instead, as they were more abundant.
3- Trick-or-Treat was something that was only done by the poor and instead of receiving candy they were given Soul Cakes, a kind of sweet bread. In exchange, they were supposed to say a prayer for the deceased of the home in question.
Now that you know a little more about this tradition, we hope you will enjoy it and have a great day.