Where did trick or treating come from?
- The custom of 'trick or treat' probably has several origins,
mostly Irish. An old Irish peasant practice called for going door
to door to collect money, bread cake, cheese, eggs, butter, nuts,
apples, etc., in preparation for the festival of St. Columbus
- Yet another custom was the begging for soul cakes, or offerings
for one's self - particularly in exchange for promises of
prosperity or protection against bad luck. It is with this custom
the concept of the fairies came to be incorporated as people used
to go door to door begging for treats. Failure to supply the treats
would usually result in practical jokes being visited on the owner
of the house.
- The tradition started with a fear of the god of the dead taking
over the sun on November 1, the Celt's new year. They dressed in
costumes to hide from the god and some tried to trick him by
putting on demon costumes (this is where the whole "scary costume"
thing started). The costumes eventually evolved into what it is
now. the reason people give away treats on Halloween is because
people were afraid of a certain god (I don't know his/her name) and
offered treats in return of leaving them alone. This evolved into
people giving this for fun.
- Halloween was the celebration the farmers did because it was
the end of harvest and they traded goods to each other, but if you
didn't give you would get a mean trick that could even kill
- There were cultist and on Halloween that warded off evil
spirits by wearing mask and lanterns, but instead of a
Jack-O'-Lantern they used turnips to scare away the spirits another
story of the jack o lantern is that there was a trickster named
jack that tricked the devil into climbing up a tree and the devil
got stuck, so he cursed Jack's soul to walk in the darkness with
just a turnip lantern to guide him. Of course turnips weren't
common in the U.S.A so they used Pumpkins And that's the stary of
the Jack-O'-Lantern. And if your thinking Halloween is evil its not
if any thing the church is evil, the Irish people were visited by
the "Saints" and they wanted them to stop worshiping all of their
Gods and stop their holidays but the peope loved Halloween and
wouldn't give it up. So if you can't beat them join them, so the
church made all Hallows Eve.