HALLOWEEN

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In History
  • 1,200 BCE

    SAMHAIN

    SAMHAIN
    Ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. People would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.
  • -800 BCE

    CELTIC MASKS

    Masks were worn by ancient Celts to ward off evil spirits
  • 8

    THE FIRST WEREWOLF

    THE FIRST WEREWOLF
    The story of the first werewolf emerged when Zeus transformed Lycaon into one of the hairy creatures for opposing the Olympians.
  • 700

    ALL HALLOWS EVE

    ALL HALLOWS EVE
    In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain.
  • 1200

    JACK-O'-LANTERN

    JACK-O'-LANTERN
    Candle lanterns made of carved turnips used in Scotland and Ireland to ward off harmful spirits.
  • HALLOWEEN

    The word "Halloween" became part of the English language
  • VAMPIRE CRAZE

    VAMPIRE CRAZE
    Cultures such as the Mesopotamians, Hebrews, Ancient Greeks, Manipuri and Romans already had tales of demons and spirits which are considered precursors to modern vampires; but it was during the 18th century when the "vampire craze" begun. Literature from this time:
    -The Vampire (1748) by Heinrich August Ossenfelder
    -Lenore (1773) by Gottfried August Bürger
    -The Bride of Corinth (1797) by Goethe
    -Thalaba the Destroyer by Robert Southey (1st mention of vampires in English literature).
  • FIRST "TRICK OR TREAT"

    FIRST "TRICK OR TREAT"
    Children started wearing costumes and going door to door asking for food in Scotland and Ireland
  • PUMPKINS BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH HALLOWEEN

    Pumpkins first became associated with Halloween.
  • EARLIEST KNOWN USE OF THE TERM "TRICK OR TREAT"

    EARLIEST KNOWN USE OF THE TERM "TRICK OR TREAT"
    In 1934 the New York Times used the term "trick or treat"