October 25

by Rachel Bartels October 25, 2016

October 25

History Tuesday:
For those of us whose kids love Trick or Treating, ever wonder how it began?
🎃Ancient Celtic people paid homage to the dead, who they believed returned on this one night.
🎃Some Celts dressed up to ward away unwelcome visitors
🎃This led to disguised people performing tricks for food and drink, which lasted into the Middle Ages.
🎃Christianity spread and took over this holiday, designating it as All Souls Day
🎃The poor and children would visit wealthy houses, asking for pastries called Soul Cakes in exchange for prayers for the homeowners dead relatives (called Souling)
🎃Praying gave way to tricks and songs performed for treats.
🎃These traditions came to America, where the tricks became more destructive in nature.
🎃World War II forced children to take a break from Halloween activities because of Sugar rations
🎃Once rations were lifted, Halloween quickly became the second-largest commercial holiday.
Interesting, right? Glad I'll have my Calming and Tummy on hand to help with too many treats!


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