Trick-or-Treat explained in lesser than 270 words!

Let us talk about Trick-O-Treat the custom which is literally the best! Watching children and adults dressed as a different character just makes me feel like a kid again. It just adds one more star to the epic Halloween.
Children go from house to house, threatening the owners by the very scary statement, “Trick or Treat!”. But whats the story behind this let’s get into it.
The trick-or-treat custom is known to have various origins. I’ll discuss the two most popular ones.
1)1920s belief:
Some people believe that in the mid-late 1920s a group of people, wandered among different houses, performing different acts in exchange for food and drink. Many believe this evolved into the trick-or-treat concept.

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2)Celtic belief:
In Celtic culture, some people impersonated the souls of the dead in the exchange of good fortune. Although its hard to draw the similarity between these two, but it involved exchange to avoid something bad to happen. That’s why people believe that may have evolved into modern age trick-o-treat.

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No matter the origin but every one of us enjoys Halloween. Nowadays people decorate their houses indicating that they are willing to give out candies to costumized children. Many of them even offer free candies placed around their houses, so that children are supposed to find them and eat them.

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Overall, Halloween is a great festival. I wish my country would’ve celebrated Halloween because I really wish to participate.
Nevertheless, Its festival time in India, too! Indias most awaited festival is coming! Its the end of Halloween but its the beginning of something new!
Stay tuned! And once again happy Halloween!

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Halloween- time to freak out!

The festival of pumpkins, candies and horrific costumes comes! The one of its kind, Halloween is the festival which excites me the most. Everything that makes Halloween unique is so unique!

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But, since many countries don’t celebrate Halloween, I would love to talk about Halloween, its customs and the reasons behind them. So without a further a due, let’s dive deep into it!
1)Halloween – the origins
Halloween has its roots with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Pope Gregory III designated 1st of November as a day to honor all saints. They called this day All saints day. Thereafter, All saints day custom incorporated some traditions of Samhain. The evening before this day was All Hallows Eve, which later became Halloween.

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2)Naming and significance:
Halloween is a contracted form of Hallow’s evening. It is also known as Allhalloween, All-hallows Eve or All saints eve.
This day marks the end of summer (and hence the end of the harvest) as well as the beginning of cold dark winter. Celts believed that the boundary separating us from the world of the dead is blurred( spooky right?!). This time of year is frequently associated with human death.

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During ancient times, to commemorate this glorious event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires. The people gathered around the bonfire and burned crops and animals. It was a custom Celtic people in the worshiping of Celtic gods. Also, during this custom, celts wore animal skins and heads as a disguise. Which probably evolved into ghostly costumes which we see today.

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Todays Halloween
Today, we celebrate Halloween with traditions like trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, and much more fun.
We will discover more about Halloween in our upcoming blogs.