Halloween-Celtic Origin of Treats

Halloween is more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day. Halloween’s origins come from a Celtic festival for the dead called “Samhain.”  Celts believed the ghosts of the dead roamed Earth on this holiday, so people would dress in costumes and leave “treats” out on their front doors to appease the roaming spirits.

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  1. The Brits used to have alms cakes or souling-cakes that they’d have for people who came around on all soul’s day– I guess it was like buying some “good karma” credit in case the bad souls were lurking around on this date?

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