Today is Halloween

October 31st, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

the-evil-dead-006 New York, Oct 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The last night of October is both fun and scary. With all those scary and funny looking costumes worn by both the young and the old, people can’t help but wonder how this tradition came about.

The night, which is called Halloween, has its origin deeply rooted in history. Thousands of years ago, the ancient Celts believed that the night of the last day of October is the day the boundary between the dead and the living are distorted. As a result, the Celts wore costumes that were typically made of animal skins and head to tell their fortunes to each other.

Over the years, the celebration has undergone transformation and become what they are today. The celebration finally made its way into the United States in the second half of 1800 when immigrants moved to the United States from most of the former territories the Celts.

The celebration is the second largest among Christians in the United States but some argue that the celebrations are unholy. Others however still associate superstition to the celebrations. Unholy or not, superstitious or not, the day is observed by millions of Americans some of who unfortunately do not know the history of the day they are celebrating.

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