Trick-o-treating, pumpkins and ghouls are staples in today’s version of Halloween here in the United States. Fun fact: 25% percent of annual candy sales happen around Halloween. Beware the houses handing out tooth brushes!
Halloween can be traced back thousands of years to the Celtics and although the name was different, the connection is clear. The Celts observed a day that marked the end of harvest as well as the deceased members of the community and on this sacred day, it’s said that the dead came back in spirit to be among the living. The Celts celebrated this through a gathering and large bonfire where they sacrificed some harvest and animals in hopes to see the future. The day was called Samhain and was held on the last day of October.