Wondering why your neighbour’s house is decorated with cobwebs and why your friend is carving a pumpkin? It is nearly Halloween, of course!
Halloween is celebrated on the 31st October every year. Do you know why we celebrate it though? Curious? Grab a munchable and keep reading!
From Hallows’ Eve to Halloween!
The Celts were people that used to live in Ireland, France and parts of Western Europe about 2,000 years ago. They used to celebrate their New Year on 1st November. On New Years Eve, 31st October, they would remember those that have died. They also believed that the dead and living would come together on 31st October.
About 1,000 years later, the Christian Church changed things up by celebrating Saints and those that have died for their religion on 1st November. This day became known as All Hallows Day.
Can you guess what 31st October was called? That’s right! 31st October became known as Hallows’ Eve. Over time, that became known as Halloween!
Halloween is not often considered a religious event any more, but now an opportunity to dress up and have fun.
People believed that ghosts and spirits would visit on Halloween. To scare them away, people used to dress up in scary outfits. This is why we still dress up today!
In addition to dressing up, at Munchachos HQ, we also love carving giant pumpkins.
However, our favourite part of Halloween is Trick or Treat! What’s your go to trick? Is your bag ready?
Do you celebrate Halloween in your country?
HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO?
There is so much we can learn from each other even more that we can discover. Who new that Halloween’s roots could be traced back to the Celts? So grab your munchables, share them with your Tick or Treaters and get exploring!