Halloween its Celtic origins and strange rituals

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Bonfires: In some parts of the United States, people light bonfires, in the representation of a very old tradition held in Ireland, where sacrifices were made in honor of death.

It started with a turnip: The pumpkin with a light inside has a name: 'The Jack-o'-lantern' and is part of an Irish legend. Jack, a man who has never been to heaven or hell.

Samhain' in Ireland: The Irish were responsible for introducing Halloween to the United States. The festival has existed in that European country for over 2,000 years and is called 'Samhain'.

Harvest: In the beginning, Samhain was a pagan festival, celebrated by the Celtic peoples to mark the end of the harvest. In fact, the word means 'the end of summer'.

Masks: The Celts wore face masks so as not to be recognized by ghosts on the street, and thus prevent them from entering their homes.

Costumes: The custom of dressing up as scary characters arose to represent the spirits who came to make deals in exchange for not bothering the living.

Celtic culture: The Celts believed that the spirits woke up from their rest and went to the homes of relatives to demand satisfaction. 

Origin in the Middle Ages: Halloween, which is mainly celebrated in the United States and other Anglo-Saxon countries, has its origins in the Middle Ages and Celtic culture.

Fire and characters: In addition to fire, the Irish dressed up in furs, and animal heads and danced to ward off evil spirits

Now it's a pumpkin: Over time, the vegetable was replaced by a pumpkin as it was more abundant in America and smelled better.

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