Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in America. We all prepare for it weeks in advance, planning and buying our costumes, decorating our home (inside and out), stocking up on all the candy, and carving pumpkins as scary as our artistic talents allow. Though we are definitely connoisseurs of hosting the best Halloween party, eating buckets of candy corn, and transforming ourselves into terrifying zombies, how much do we actually know about Halloween?
Halloween costumes haven’t always been worn just for fun. Their creation originated in the Celtic Pagan celebration of Samhain. It was believed that on this day, the recently deceased’s spirits would return to earth to haunt the living. The Celtics dressed up in costumes as an attempt to scare away, and protect themselves from, any evil ghosts.