Halloween Trick or Treat – Where Did It All Start?

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That old Halloween Fear, that feeling that takes us from one extreme to another.

Year after year our children spend time and money (of the parents) on Halloween. Dressing up in all forms of SCARRY outfits to scare the dickens out of someone for a trick or treat. Well, you don’t see many Tricks anymore unless someone is trying to steal you goodies from that pumpkin shaped candy bag you’re carrying.

“Halloween is celebrated in Canada on or around October 31” says  Time and date It website . “It s a day to mark the single night in the year when, according to old Celtic beliefs, spirits and the dead can cross over into the world of the living. Some people hold parties and children may trick-or-treat in their neighborhood”. They noted.

How did the term Trick or Treat Start

We can now trace the origin to numerous ancient practices and or traditions to Witches, in ancient History they needed to steal materials for the witch festivals. We also know now that the Druids believed witches held this particular day as very special, and yes, it’s true for the modern day witch to continue this old tradition.

This is also related to pagan and catholic ghosts of the dead. The druids laid out a banquet laden table to greet the dead that have been lurking around the house. Shortly after filling their bellies and when darkness arrived, the local villagers would gather, dress up in and wearing masks that represented the actual souls of the departed. They then paraded to the outskirts of town leading or escorting those ghostly souls away.

Halloween Then and Now

Halloween was and continues today as being a very mischievous time of the year when very evil spirits were unleashed to roam freely and play all sorts of tricks on the unsuspecting living.

Being the case, people would “hide” from these spirits by wearing masks and costumes. These costumes played a roll of “scarring” these demons away, some thought.

The Irish believed that spirits and ghosts roam the streets at night on Hollowed, so they lit candles and or lanterns to ward off evil spirits, but whenever they needed to go outdoors into the night they would wear costumes with scary masks to ward off those pesky little spirits and be unrecognized by these unearthly creatures of the night.

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