Exploring History
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Exploring History

History of Halloween

The tradition of Halloween is rooted in ancient Celtic folklore.

Two thousand years ago, Celts in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France celebrated the new year on November 1st.

On October 31st, Celts would participate in a pagan spiritual celebration known as Samhain. During Samhain, families burned hearth fires in their homes while they gathered…

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