The History of Halloween

The History of Halloween

Have you ever wondered about the history of Halloween? Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, falls each year on 31st October. It is believed that the day was originally celebrated as an ancient Celtic festival which marked the end of summer and the harvest, and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. The Celts believed that this was a time when the living and the dead came together.

More than a thousand years ago the Christian church named 1st November All Saints Day or All Hallows. This was a special holy day to honour the saints and other people who had died for their religion.

European people also believed that the spirits of the dead would visit the earth on All Hallow’s Eve, and so on that night people wore costumes that looked like ghosts and other scary characters to scare them off. They thought if the spirits thought they were also dead, they would not cause them any harm.

The scary costume tradition has continued until the present day but now we tend to dress up for fun!

This year, Halloween will be on Wednesday, 31st October, 2018.

Speak Up Studio will be celebrating Halloween on Saturday 3rd November by hosting a Harry Potter themed Halloween Party – and all are welcome!

With face painting, the sorting ceremony, a spooky disco, wand making classes, and a screening of the first film, there is fun for all!

To join us for this event please RSVP via the button below!

RSVP for the Halloween Party here!
 

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