Holiday Feature: Happy Halloween

Monday, October 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Halloween was brought to the United States by Irish immigrants, after Halloween and All Saint’s Day had been celebrated in the Celtic tradition for several centuries. The modern celebration of Halloween formed as the Celtic festival Samhain, which celebrated the return of ghosts to the earth, merged with All Hallow’s Day, which was previously known as All Saint’s Day.

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