The origin of Halloween

What is the Halloween origin story?

halloween has a number of origin stories [gettyimages]

Halloween tradition for the Americans is a perfect reason to dress up as movie characters, celebrities or even internet memes.

They also partake in different traditions like decorating their houses, trick and treating with their kids (kids go from door to door to get candy or sweets) and carving pumpkins.

Some Nigerians partake in this tradition and others do not.

Halloween is just a custom party but it wasn’t always like that. Halloween has different origin stories.

November 1 was New Year's Day for the Celts who are now in Ireland. They believed that on that day the gods can be seen by humans.

Witches also believe that Halloween is a time where the veil between the dead and living is lifted and humans can see the dead.

Interestingly, the word Halloween has a Christian origin though corrupted. November 1 was All Hallows Day or All Saints day. The day before it was called All Hallows Eve and Halloween is a corrupted version of that.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

3 celebrity looks inspired by Rihanna's pregnancy fashion

3 celebrity looks inspired by Rihanna's pregnancy fashion

Check out StarTimes 2022 price and never-to-miss shows

Check out StarTimes 2022 price and never-to-miss shows

5 African dishes to celebrate Africa Day 2022

5 African dishes to celebrate Africa Day 2022

5 most fashionable ways to wear palazzo pants

5 most fashionable ways to wear palazzo pants

5 people that can ruin your relationship

5 people that can ruin your relationship

This unusual dish is a legendary delicacy in Ghana

This unusual dish is a legendary delicacy in Ghana

Loneliness may be due to mental health condition - 9mobile Health Talk Series reveals

Loneliness may be due to mental health condition - 9mobile Health Talk Series reveals

Why Lagos restaurants are ridiculously overpriced

Why Lagos restaurants are ridiculously overpriced

The beauty benefits of cucumber you didn't about

The beauty benefits of cucumber you didn't about