Let’s Reminisce About Vintage Halloween!
Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. The word Halloween is a shortened version of All Hallows’ Evening, which is also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve.
Traditional activities of Halloween include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses” and carving jack-o-lanterns. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century. These countries included Ireland, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand
Trick-or-treating, is an activity for children on or around Halloween in which they proceed from house to house in costumes. They ask for treats such as confectionery with the question, “Trick or treat”? The “trick” part of “trick or treat” is a threat to play a trick on the homeowner or his property if no treat is given.
Trick-or-treating is one of the main traditions of Halloween. It has become socially expected that if one lives in a neighborhood with children one should purchase treats in preparation for trick-or-treaters.
Part of the history of Halloween is Halloween costumes. The practice of dressing up in costumes and begging door to door for treats on holidays goes back to the Middle Ages and includes Christmas wassailing.
Historically, it is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain. However, some believe, that Halloween began solely as a Christian holiday, separate from ancient festivals like Samhain.
Today’s Halloween customs are thought to have been influenced by Christian dogma and practices derived from it. For more info – Source…
Enjoy these Vintage Halloween Reminiscing graphics & costumes from days gone by!
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