Some people love to hate Halloween. It’s an American custom they say, slightly sneeringly, or ‘trick-or-treating was never done in my day’.
Yes, the modern version of trick or treating and dressing up on Halloween came from the States, from Irish immigrants who took the tradition over America.
But the festival of Halloween is in fact one of the most ancient festivals known to man.
Halloween is based on the ancient Celtic tradition of Samhain. At this time of the year, it was believed that the barriers between the physical and spirit world break down, allowing more interaction between humans and spirits.