Halloween is one of the most awaited and celebrated holiday for the Christians and it comes just second in popularity to Christmas. Millions of people indulge in celebrating, treating and merry making in the festive season, but very few are aware of the history and the true origins of Halloween.
The facts and legends about Halloween are as interesting and captivating as the holiday is itself. If you love the holiday season and fun that Halloween brings along with it, then it is necessary that you understand the true and real origins of the occasion.
The original history of this festive occasion traces its roots on the 31st of October, which is known as Celtic calendar's last day. Originally, it was celebrated as a pagan holiday with the purpose of honoring the dead.
Halloween is actually referred to as 'All Hallows Eve', and it has a rich history which dates back to more than 2000 years.
All Hallows Eve is the evening just before All Saints Day and it is celebrated by Christians throughout the world to mark the conversion of pagans.
It is celebrated on the 1st of November, because the Catholic Church made the honor to the saints on this day.