Why Do We Celebrate Halloween?

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No one really knows the origin of Halloween but what is known for sure is that Halloween is on the eve of a major Catholic festival, All Saints (1st November) and the eve of the pagan Celtic festival known as Samhain. It is thus seen to bring some form of intertwining of celebrations between paganism and Christianity in a way that depicts the perfect example of superstition struggling with religious belief. It is thought that halloween originated as a pagan Celtic festival.
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The purpose of Halloween was originally to mark the end of summer and the harvest, and the beginning of winter, and to commemorate the passing of the dead.
Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, and is sometimes regarded as the 'Celtic New Year'.
We now celebrate for different reasons that it was intended. Halloween used to have a lot to do with religion but since the 19th century it has steered from religion and became a new celebration. You can find more information here: www.history.com
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