The fascinating history and origin of Halloween.  Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, Halloween itself.
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To find the origin of Halloween, you have to look to the festival of Samhain in Ireland's Celtic past…As the last day of the year, the time when the souls of the departed would return to their former homes and when potentially malevolent spirits were released from the Otherworld and were visible to mankind.

To find the origin of Halloween, you have to look to the festival of Samhain in Ireland's Celtic past…As the last day of the year, the time when the souls of the departed would return to their former homes and when potentially malevolent spirits were released from the Otherworld and were visible to mankind.

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Halloween's origins are, in fact, very Christian. Halloween falls on October 31 because of a Pope, and its observances are the result of medieval Catholic piety.

Halloween's origins are, in fact, very Christian. Halloween falls on October 31 because of a Pope, and its observances are the result of medieval Catholic piety.

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Musical band dressed as skeletons. The origin of Halloween: http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/origin-of-Halloween.html

Musical band dressed as skeletons. The origin of Halloween: http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/origin-of-Halloween.html

Discover the real origin of Halloween and find out how our ancestors' beliefs are echoed in the way we celebrate today.

Discover the real origin of Halloween and find out how our ancestors' beliefs are echoed in the way we celebrate today.

Discover the real origin of Halloween and find out how our ancestors' beliefs are echoed in the way we celebrate today.

Discover the real origin of Halloween and find out how our ancestors' beliefs are echoed in the way we celebrate today.

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Meet the yummiest army tank ever: it's made of 5,000 chocolate cupcakes, and it fires cupcakes 20 feet into the air!

Meet the yummiest army tank ever: it's made of 5,000 chocolate cupcakes, and it fires cupcakes 20 feet into the air!

Superstitious beliefs -  * Burning a candle inside a jack-o-lantern on Halloween keeps evil spirits and demons away.

Superstitious beliefs - * Burning a candle inside a jack-o-lantern on Halloween keeps evil spirits and demons away.

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