Last night was Halloween. We celebrate it by dressing up, getting free candy and hanging out with friends.
This tradition took many years to become what it is now. Check out the video below to see how Halloween and Trick or Treating began. Or, if you just want some cool facts, you can look under the video.
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– It began 2000 years ago, in a festival called Samhain, (sow-en), celebrated on November 1st.
– November 1st became All Hallows, making October 31, All Hallows Eve, which after time became the current Halloween.
– In Medieval England there were two traditions, called souling and guising. Souling was when the poor begged for “soul bread,” in exchange for praying for people’s dead relatives. Guising is when children would dress up and go to peoples houses for wine, fruit and money, in exchange for singing, dancing, reciting poetry, and telling jokes.
– In 19th century America, Scottish immigrants turned these traditions into trick or treating. In the beginning, there were much more tricks than treats.
– In the 1950’s Halloween became what it is now, the family-friendly activity that we all love.
– People spend about 2.5 billion on costumes, and 6 billion overall, including candy.
– I hope you had a great Halloween, and I hope you enjoyed the video and the fun facts!