Falling between Autumn and Winter, History of Halloween ( All Hallows Eve, Al Hallows Evening ) is a celebration of superstition with costumes, gatherings and lots of sweet treats!

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Halloween

It began as the festival of Samhain and was part of the ancient Celtic religion in Britain and other parts of Europe. At the end of summer it was thought that the barrier between our world and the world of ghosts and spirits thinned. This enabled weird creatures with strange powers to wander about on Earth. The Celts would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.

The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death.

 Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honour all saints and martyrs. The holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, this evolved into a community-based event characterised by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating.


History of Halloween

History of Halloween Costumes worn to ward off the interest of ghosts and spirits.

Will you be joining in with any Halloween festivities this October? Check back in a couple of days when we will be showing you our collection ideal for an evening of dark delights.

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