Meaning of Halloween

Although today it is a costume party, where children and adults collect and eat large quantities of treats, the origins of Halloween, which takes place on the last day of October, are not so joyful and its roots come from an ancient Celtic festival over 3 thousand years ago.

During the Samhain festival it was believed that the souls of those who had died returned to visit their homes, and it was also believed that those who had died during the year traveled to the other world. People would light bonfires in the hills to relight the fires of their home during the winter and scare away evil spirits, and sometimes they wore masks and other costumes to avoid being recognized by the ghosts believed to be present.