Pumpkin spice latte season is here and we`re really glad about that. Tho, since the very first day of October all I have in mind is this holiday that simply never gets old. Treats, jack-o’-lanterns and sugar rush. But that is not all, right? We are all craving for the perfect Halloween outfit. And yes, we`ve got your back (and your front) with these insane Halloween shirts and more. Now on sale. Stay tuned!
A brief history of Halloween
Historians have linked Halloween to Samhain, the Celtic festival of the summer’s end celebrated in Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man. According to Celtic mythology, the veil between the Otherworld and our world thins during Samhain, making it easier for spirits and the souls of the dead to return. The word itself literally means “hallowed evening,” and was previously known to early European celebrators as All Hallows’ Eve.
The early pagan holiday of Samhain involved a lot of ritualistic ceremonies to connect to spirits, as the Celts were polytheistic. Celts celebrated in costume as a disguise against ghosts enjoyed special feasts, and made lanterns by hollowing out gourds. The concept evolved into trick-or-treating. The candy-grabbing concept also became mainstream in the U.S. in the early to mid-1900s. Families provided treats to children, hoping that they would be free to any holiday pranks.
The basic traditions of the holiday remained a part of pop culture every year. But, the mystical rituals of earlier times evolved into more lighthearted fun and games. However, the Puritans were disapproving the holiday’s pagan roots, so they didn’t take part in the celebrations. So much fun to be missed!
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