The Halloween Festival has the original name of “All Hallows’Eve” (the night before the All Saints’ Day). Through many changes, Halloween becomes a fun festival and no longer carries the original religious color.
According to legend, Halloween comes from Celtic customs. The Celts were once the center of European culture with important inventions in the Iron Age, before being pushed by the Romans and German tribal migrations to present-day England and northern France. It was by the time they resided in the area that Halloween festivals took shape.
Halloween originated from Samhain festival, marking the time when Celts bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new year on November 1. It also means another time for people to enter the “dark part” of the year, ie cold winter. Celts believe that is when the souls of the dead return home on earth.