Where did Halloween originate?

  • Japan
  • Ireland correct

    The word Halloween comes from the Celtic-term for "All Hallow's Eve", the night before "All Saint's Day". For one night a year, the pagan worshippers and the Christians put aside their differences and focused on what they had in common: that they all believed people died and souls somehow lived on. On the festival of "All Hallow's Eve", young children dressed in costumes to confuse the souls that may haunt them and went door-to-door looking for treats. Not much different from nowadays, eh?

  • England
  • Transylvania
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