Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of All Hallows' Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. The first official citywide Halloween celebration in the United States, occurred in Anoka, Minn.in 1921. In the 1920's and 30's Halloween became a secular but community centered holiday which was celebrated with parades and town wide parties.
How can the answer be improved? Halloween, or more correctly, All Hallows' Eve, was first celebrated by the Scottish in the 16th century. Centuries earlier, though, Gaelic pagans celebrated a festival called Samhain, which gave thanks for a good harvest and Nov 18, 2009 Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2018 occurs on Wednesday, October 31.
This festival celebrated to mark the end of harvesttime and the beginning of the dark half of the year. First American Halloween Parties American colonists are responsible for initially bringing Halloween to the United States. Most of the colonists were Puritans and they primarily came from England which traditionally celebrated Samhain back ON October 31st, revellers will be able to enjoy all the spinetingling festivities that Halloween brings the world every year.
Historians believe that Halloween was first celebrated in Ireland It The First Halloween Celebrations Anoka, Minnesota, a. k. a the Halloween Capital of the World, was the first city in America to officially hold a Halloween celebration, in an effort to divert kids from pulling pranks like tipping outhouses and letting cows loose to run around on Main Street. The orgin of Halloween in 5th Century Ireland.
CALENDAR HALLOWEEN Named" All Hallows Eve, " the festival was first celebrated by the ancient Celts in Ireland in the fifth century B. C. all persons who had died in the previous year assembled to choose the body of the person or animal they would inhabit for the next twelve months, before Halloween is usually celebrated amongst family, friends and, sometimes, coworkers. However, some areas hold large community events. Parties and other events may be planned on October 31 or in the weekends before and after this date.
The celebration of Halloween has dual origins. The first is in a preChristian Celtic feast associated with the Celtic New Year. The second is in the Christian celebration of All Saints Day (Nov. 1st) and All Souls Day (Nov. 2). Halloween is celebrated in Canada on or around October 31. It is a day to mark the single night in the year when, according to old Celtic beliefs, spirits and the dead can cross over into the world of the living. Some people hold parties and children may trickortreat in their neighborhood.