History Of Halloween 31 Oct 12

Halloween is one of the 4 cross-quarter days that falls midway between an equinox and a solstice, and the ancient Celts believed that at sunset the seam between our world and the netherworld would open, releasing the evil spirits that had been banished from the human realm since May Day. People would try to ward off the fiesty spirits with lanterns made from hallowed-out gourds, or to appease them by leaving offerings of food, or “Treats.”