Halloween may have had it’s origins in ancient Rome or possibly in ancient Ireland. In Ireland the Samhain was celebrated as the end of Summer festival. It marked a time to end the harvest and begin winter preparation. In 835 AD Pope Gregory VI moved All Saints Day to November 1st so it coincided with Samhain, an explanation as to why the Pope decided on this change is unknown. In the Celtic religion the Samhain holiday marked a time when the door between this world and the netherworld was left ajar. Fairies, corpses, and all kinds of mystical beings could travel between this world and the beyond. All kinds of magical creatures roamed the land during this holiday, and in a way they still do.
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