It’s the creepy, kooky, spooky time of year!
The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and Hallow’s Eve is just around the corner.
Every year on October 31st, people across the globe celebrate Halloween.
But why are people so obsessed with this holiday? Let’s take a look at the history of Halloween to find out.
Where it Began
The earliest known mention of Hallowe'en comes from a Scottish poem from 1585.
Other early references to the holiday come from Ireland and Britain.
In Ireland, it was known as Samhain and was a Druidic festival celebrating the end of summer.
Britain celebrated Guy Fawkes Day on November 5th to commemorate the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. This plot was an attempt by a group of Catholics to blow up Parliament and kill King James I.
Across the Pond
Halloween began to be celebrated in North America in the 19th century.
It was brought over by Irish immigrants who were fleeing the Irish Potato Famine.
By the 20th century, Halloween had become a popular holiday in both Canada and the United States. Today, it is one of the most popular holidays in North America with people spending billions of dollars on decorations, candy, and costumes each year.
So, there you have it!
A brief history of why people are so obsessed with Halloween.
What are your favorite things about this spooky holiday?
For being one of the most popular holidays in North America Halloween has a long and storied history most people may not realize.
Today, billions of dollars are spent yearly on decorations, candy, and costumes each year.
So why are people so obsessed with this holiday?
I think it has something to do with the fact that it's a fun holiday that allows us to be creative and dress up in costumes. It's also a great excuse to eat lots of candy!
Whatever your reasons for loving Halloween, I think we can all agree that it's a fun holiday that we look forward to every year.
So, get your Halloween decorations, and masks, and get your haunted house ready for some ghouls and goblins.
Thanks for reading and Happy Halloween!
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