The typical Halloween tradition dates back to the people who inhabited the islands of Gaul and Britain between the years 600 BC and 800 AC.
Originally, Halloween was not related towitches. It was a festival of the Irish Celticcalendar, the festival of Samhain, celebratedbetween October 30 and November 2, whichmarked the end of summer.
Origin of the name Halloween The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish form of the expression All- Hallows-Even ("evening"), that is, the night before All Hallows Day.
Symbols: The carving of jack-o-lanterns comes from the custom of carving turnips to make lanterns, as a way of remembering the souls held in purgatory.
Symbols: Halloween imagery includes themes of death, evil, the occult, or mythical monsters and elements of autumn, such as pumpkins, corn and scarecrows. Black and orange are the holidays traditional colours.
Trick-or-treat Trick-or-treating is a customary practice for children on Halloween. Children in costumes go from house to house to ask for treats (candies).