Halloween: Your favorite spooky traditions had to start somewhere.
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/halloween-ideas/g4607/history-of-halloween | BY CAROLINE PICARD AND LIZZ SCHUMER
Updated: Aug 4, 2022
If you think Halloween is a uniquely American tradition, have we got a trick for you! Dressing up in a creative costume, gallivanting around in the gathering dusk to collect the best candy from the neighbors and getting together with friends for a monster ball are all beloved traditions. But the fall holiday didn't start stateside at all. In fact, the history of Halloween dates back thousands of years to the Celtic celebration of Samhain, a hallowed festival that marked the end of the harvest season and welcomed in the new year. Samhain was also a time when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead grew thin, so those of us with blood still running through our veins could communicate with loved ones who had passed on to the other side.