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if you want to know more about halloween like for example: the history of hallowen, origin of hallowen… you can continue reading below
Halloween is the eve of All Saints, also known as Halloween or the eve of the Dead, is a modern celebration resulting from syncretism originated by the Christianization of the end of summer holiday of Celtic origin called Samhain.
It is celebrated internationally on the night of October 31, especially in the Anglo-American region, such as Canada, the United States, Ireland or the United Kingdom, and to a lesser extent in other places such as Spain and Latin America. Despite belonging to the Anglo-Saxon world, this custom is not observed in Australia and New Zealand as much as in other countries.
Its roots are linked to the Celtic commemoration of Samhain and the Christian feast of All Saints Day, celebrated by Catholics on November 1. This is a secular celebration, although some consider it to have a religious background. Irish immigrants transmitted versions of the tradition to North America during the Great Irish Famine.
The day is often associated with orange, black, and purple colors and is strongly linked to symbols such as jack-o’-lantern. Typical activities of Halloween are the famous Sweet or trick and costume parties, besides bonfires, visiting haunted houses, jokes, reading scary stories and viewing of horror films.
Origin of Halloween
The word Halloween is defined as a shortened form in the language of Scottish of the English word Allhallow-even is used as such for the first time in the SIXTEENTH century. Under the “Hallow-e in” is attested from 1745. All Hallows’ Even, or All Hallows’ Eve, was the old English name for the eve of all Saints, the eve of the Christian feast of the 1st of November.
Hallow comes from the Anglo-Saxon “haliga”, halga which means holy, sanctifying or consecrating. In turn, even or eve, designates the final part of the day, the eve of the next day. The name given to the vigils of the liturgical feasts of Christianity.
Another source has recently been claimed: the mesnie or mesnada, Army, compaña or procession of the dead. According to William of Auvergne’s testimony in the 13th century, the procession of the deceased was called “vulgari gallicano Hellequin” in galican “Hellequini” meaning ancient army or ancient host. The Hallows’ Eve etymology for Halloween then has to be a scholarly interpretation, the name and content link with the folklore of the Wild Hunt, The Santa Compaña. The term Halloween itself would be a derivation of the name given to the captain of this procession of the Dead, which in turn would come from ancient traditions of Northern Europe.
Halloween according to traditional theory has its origin in a Celtic holiday known as Samhain, which derives from ancient Irish and means the end of summer. The ancient Britons had a similar holiday known as Calan Gaeaf. The Samhain celebrated the end of the harvest season in the Celtic culture and was considered the Celtic New Year, which began with the dark season.
The ancient Celts believed that the line linking this world to the other world was narrowed with the arrival of Samhain, allowing benevolent spirits as malevolent to pass into the world of the living. The family ancestors were invited and honored while harmful spirits were away. It is believed that the use of costumes and masks is due to the need to ward off evil spirits. Its purpose was to adopt the appearance of an evil spirit to avoid being harmed.
The Roman tradition
When the Roman occupation of the Celtic domains took place, the feast was assimilated by these. Although a feast known as the “Harvest Festival” was already celebrated in the last days of October and early November, in honor of Pomona, “goddess of fruit trees”, both traditions were mixed.
Since the time of the early Church, important Christian celebrations such as Christmas, Easter and Pentecost have vigils beginning the night before, as well as the feast of All Saints. While Christmas, Easter or Pentecost could be a day related to the death of believers was happening throughout the year, so that there was a day fixed in such a way that the commemorations of all saints and martyrs were celebrated by various churches in different dates, mainly in the spring. Pope Boniface IV Re dedicated the Pantheon in Rome to” Saint Mary and all the martyrs ” on May 13, taking advantage of the Feast of Lemuria. The feast of All Saints, at its present date in the Western Church, dates back to the foundation by Pope Gregory III (731-741) of an oratory in St. Peter for the relics “of the Holy Apostles and of all saints, martyrs and confessors”. In 835, All Saints officially changed from May 13 to November 1, the same date as Samhain, at the behest of Pope Gregory IV. Some suggest that this was due to Celtic influence, while for others it was a Germanic idea. In any case, both Germanic and Celtic peoples commemorated the dead at the beginning of winter probably because they observed that it was a time to “die” in nature.
Expansion of Halloween to North America
In 1840 this holiday reached the United States and Canada, where it is strongly rooted. Irish immigrants transmitted versions of the tradition during the Great Irish Famine. It was they who spread the habit of carving the jack-o’-lantern “hollow giant pumpkin with a candle in it”.
However, the party did not begin to take place massively until 1921. That year the first Halloween parade was held in Minnesota and then followed by other states. The party gained progressive popularity over the next few decades.
The internationalization of Halloween occurred in the late 1970s and early 1980s thanks to the movies and the tv series. In 1979, it premiered in the United States and throughout the world, John Carpenter’s Halloween; a film set on the eve of All Saints that was a reference for the horror film series B; with countless sequels and imitations.
Halloween is currently one of the most important dates of the American and Canadian holiday calendar. Some Ibero-American countries, even knowing this festivity, have their own traditions and celebrations that same day, although they coincide in their meaning: the union or extreme closeness of the world of the living and the kingdom of the dead.
In Europe there are many cities where young people have decided to import the way the United States conceives Halloween by celebrating it with parties and costumes. Although in some places, like England, the original party has taken root again.
The fact that this party has come to this day is, to some extent, thanks to the enormous commercial display and publicity generated in American cinema. The image of American children running through the dark streets disguised as leprechauns, ghosts and demons, asking for sweets and sweets from the inhabitants of a dark and quiet neighborhood, has been etched in the minds of many people.
On that night the spirits visited the Houses of their relatives, and so that the spirits would not disturb them, the villagers had to put a candle in the window of their house for every deceased in the family. If there was a candle in memory of each deceased, the spirits did not disturb their relatives; if not, the spirits disturbed them at night and made them fall into terrible nightmares.
Food in Halloween
Since Halloween coincides with the season of the annual harvest of apples, caramel apples known as caramel apples outside of north America and the candy apples are common during the holidays.
Candy apples were commonly given to children, but the practice quickly faded into the wake of widespread rumors that some individuals embedded objects like nails and razor blades into apples in the United States. While there is evidence of such incidents, they are very rare and have never resulted in serious injury. Many parents assume that these heinous practices were exaggerated by the media. At the height of hysteria, some hospitals offered free X-rays for children on Halloween, in order to find evidence of manipulation. Few cases of tampered-with candy poisoning are known.
A custom that persists today in Ireland is the preparation or purchase of a fruit cake, in which a simple ring, a coin and other charms are placed before baking. It is said that those who find a ring will find their true love the following year. This tradition is similar to that of the Roscon of Kings at the Feast of Epiphany.
Trick or treat
Originally the trick or treat was a popular legend of Celtic origin according to which not only the spirits of the deceased were free to wander the Earth on Halloween night, but all sorts of entities from all spiritual realms. Among them was a terribly malevolent one who wandered through towns and villages, going from house to house asking for precisely “trick or treat.” Legend has it that the best thing was to make a deal, no matter how much it cost, for if he did not deal with this spirit he would receive the name of jack-o ‘ – lantern, with whom the traditional Halloween pumpkins are known, he would use his powers to do “trick”, which would consist in cursing the house and its inhabitants, giving them all sorts of misfortunes and curses, such as making the family sick, killing the cattle with pests or even burning the house itself. As a protection the idea arose to create in the pumpkins horrendous forms, in order to avoid encountering such a spectrum.
Actually, trick or treat is a trick proper, but rather a scare or a joke, so a more accurate translation would be, for example,”trick or treat.”
Today, children dress up for the occasion and walk the streets asking for sweets from door to door. After knocking on the door, the children pronounce the phrase “trick or treat.” If adults give them candy, money, or any other kind of reward, they are interpreted to have accepted the deal. If instead they refuse, the boys will play a little joke on them, the most common being throwing eggs or shaving foam at the door.
Halloween in Mexico
In Mexico, there is a version called Calaverita in which the children ask, ” Will you give me my Calavera?” instead of Trick or treat? referring to a skull-shaped candy.
During the last night of Iranian Tuesday, they celebrate a party called Chaharshanbe Suri, or night of fire. Traditionally, they believe that the living were visited by the spirits of their ancestors on the last day of the Noruz year. Many people, especially children, wrap themselves in sweatshirts symbolically recreating the visits. In the light of the fire, they run through the streets knocking on pots and pans with spoons called Gashog-Zani to beat the last unfortunate Wednesday of the year, while knocking on doors to order candy. Actually, Halloween is a Celtic variation from tonight. This is an ancient feast of Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkey and the date dates back to at least 1,700 BC.
The pumpkin illuminated from the inside with a candle is the most recognizable symbol of Halloween
There is an old Irish folk tale about Jack, a stingy, quarrelsome, drunken Irishman. The devil, to whom the rumour of such a black soul came, came to see if he was indeed a rival of such calibre. Disguised as a normal man, he went to the town of this town and started drinking with him for long hours, revealing his identity after seeing that Jack was indeed an evil one. When Lucifer told him he was coming to take him away to make him pay for his sins, Jack asked him to drink one more round together, as his last will. The devil granted it to him, but when he went to pay neither of them had any money, so Jack challenged Lucifer to become a coin to prove his powers. Satan did, but instead of paying with the coin, Jack put it in his pocket, where he was carrying a silver crucifix. Unable to get out of there, the devil ordered the farmer to set him free, but Jack replied that he would not do so unless he promised to go back to hell so as not to disturb him for a year.
After that time, the devil appeared again at Jack’s house to take him to the underworld, but again, Jack asked for a last wish, in this case, that the master of darkness take a block located at the top of a tree in order to have a last meal before their eternal torment. Lucifer agreed, but when he was climbing the tree, Jack carved a cross on his trunk so he couldn’t escape. On this occasion he asked not to be disturbed in ten years, in addition to another condition: that the devil could never claim his soul for the underworld. Satan agreed and Jack was free from his threat.
His fate was no better after he died long before those ten years agreed, Jack prepared to go to heaven, but was stopped at the gates of St. Peter, preventing him from passing because they could not accept him for his bad past life, being sent to hell. To his misfortune there they could not accept it either because of the deal he had made with the devil, who in passing drove him out of his kingdom and rebuked him, threw at Jack some fiery scuffles, which the farmer caught with a hollow turnip, while mockingly thanking the improvised Lantern he thus obtained. Condemned to wander the ways, he walked with no more light than the already said Lantern in his eternal wandering between the realms of good and evil. Over time, Jack the stingy was known as Jack The One with the flashlight. This is the reason for using turnips and later pumpkins, imitating with their color the glow of the Infernal fires and being easier to carve than turnips to light the way for the deceased on Halloween.
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