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- Apr 11, 2019-

Legend of Halloween


Halloween Eve means "Holy Night". Today, Halloween Eve has become one of the most popular and popular holidays of the year, and many players celebrate it with great enthusiasm.


Halloween is actually a celebration of autumn on October 31, just as May New Year is a celebration of spring. The priests of ancient Gaul, Britain and Ireland, Druid, had a grand festival to celebrate autumn, which began at midnight on October 31 and lasted for a whole day until November 1 the next day. 


They believed that their great God of death, Saman, would summon all the ghosts of those who died that night, and that these ghosts would be punished by nurturing animals. Of course, just thinking about this ghost party is enough to make those simple-minded fools dare to forgive. So they lit bonfires and kept a close watch on the evil spirits.


That's how Halloween began when there were witches and ghosts everywhere. So far in some isolated parts of Europe, there are people who believe this is true.


Now throughout Europe, Halloween Eve is seen as a good opportunity to play, tell ghost stories and scare each other. So people no longer use this festival to praise the autumn light, but to make it a real "carnival". Facebook makeup is one of the traditional Halloween programs.


Halloween custom


An interesting part of Halloween is "Trick or treat", which did not originate in Ireland, but in the European Christian Church in the ninth century A.D. November 2, then, was called "ALL SOULS DAY" by Christians. On this day, believers traveled to remote countryside, begging from door to door for "soul cake" made of flour and raisins. It is said that people who donated cakes believed in the prayers of the church monks and hoped that they would be blessed by God so that their deceased relatives could enter heaven as soon as possible. 


The tradition of begging from house to house has evolved into a game in which children carry pumpkin lanterns and beg for sweets from house to house. When they meet, children dressed as ghosts and elves invariably threaten to make trouble if they don't invite them to eat, while the host naturally dares not neglect them and repeatedly says, "Please eat!" Please eat! " At the same time, put the candy in the big pocket that the children carry with them.


There is also the story of pumpkin carving lanterns. This is from ancient Ireland. The story is about a man named JACK, a drunk and prankster. One day JACK deceived the devil into a tree, and then carved a cross on the stump to scare him down. Then JACK made an agreement with the devil in three chapters to let the devil promise that he would never commit a crime. After JACK died, his soul could neither go to heaven nor go to hell, so his dead had to rely on a small candle to guide him between heaven and earth.

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