Halloween

Tradition of Dressing in Costume

Tradition of Dressing in Costume

The tradition of Halloween goes back to an ancient Celtic costume. As far back as the 5th century B.C. Celtic tribes in Ireland believed that the spirits of the dead were allowed to come back once a year on October 31st. The Celtic New Year began on November 1st and the belief was that, on the night before the border between the world of the living and that of the dead became blurred. The spirits of the dead would then be able to cross over fro this one night into the world of the living. People were afraid of what the spirits may do to them, so they started to dress up to disguise themselves. http://www.kinderinfo.com/why-do-we-dress-up-for-halloween/

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