What did the Romans call Halloween?


Ask.com Answer for: what did the romans call halloween
Halloween may have its origins in the ancient Roman feast of Pomona, or the festival of the dead known as Parentalia or Feralia.
The Celtic festival of Samhain is more strongly associated with the traditions of Halloween than the more ancient Roman festivals.
1 Additional Answer

Although modern Halloween differs quite significantly from its historical predecessors, the manner in which different historic festivals and celebrations blended together led to many of the modern traditions of Halloween. The blend of Roman and pagan Celtic traditions was particularly influential. For example, the International Business Times article reports that the modern tradition of bobbing for apples comes from the Romans incorporating apples into Samhain celebrations, honoring the Roman goddess of trees and fruit, Pomona.

Explore this Topic
The night before Halloween is called a variety of things, depending on where you live. In a survey of 10,000 people, 70 percent did not have a word for this night ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com