Awesome Halloween Home Tour Ideas You Must See 29
Awesome Halloween Home Tour Ideas You Must See 29

35 Awesome Halloween Home Tour Ideas You Must See

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Halloween is always on the 31st of October each year and is celebrated with some of the following activities; ghost tours, trick-or-treating, visiting “haunted houses” and fireworks (in Ireland), costume parties, bobbing for apples, carving jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, reading scary stories and watching horror movies.

The basis of this holiday was derived from the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. This festival was the basis for the modern holiday we know as Halloween and is based on the Old Irish samain.

The Gaelic culture began the celebration of Halloween to mark the end of the harvest season known as the festival of Samhain which is regarded as the “Celtic New Year”. The ancient pagans used this festival to take stock of supplies and to slaughter livestock for the winter stores.

Many Ancient Gaels believed that on Halloween, then referred to only as October 31st, that the boundary between those alive and the deceased dissolved, and the dead became dangerous for the living by causing problems such as sickness or damaged crops. The festivals, in order to prevent these problems, would frequently include bonfires, where the bones of slaughtered livestock would be thrown. At the festivals costumes and masks were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or placate them.

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