Halloween And Halloween Costumes For Adults - History

Halloween has been celebrated yearly in the course of the 31st day of October, and every year we are all searching for Halloween costumes for adults. Based on google.com where all the usual activities around the world in the course of this event are recorded, typical activities would contain trick-or-treating, wearing costumes, and attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, ghost tours, bon fires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, committing pranks, telling ghost stories or other frightening tales, and watching horror films.

All those mentioned I bet everyone is familiar and have somehow participated once in their lifetime. But think it or not, most of the many people attending these activities do not somehow know the reason of why they celebrate and busy to find a new or traditional halloween costumes for this event every year with the above mentioned activities. But the question would be where did all these originate?

As stated in the renowned Wikipedia.com, Halloween has been initial attested given that the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hollows-Even ("evening") which is the night prior to the All Hallows day. It has also been mentioned that up to the 20th century, the spelling "Hallowe'en" was frequently used, eluding the "v" and shortening the word. This is the reason why we call it today as Halloween. We all enjoy to celebrate it and wear new Halloween costumes for adults every year.

Halloween also came from the ancient Celtic festival recognized as Samhaim ("sah-win"). This is a celebration of the finish of the harvest in Gaelic culture. During this time, pagans hide stocks of supplies and prepare for winter. Ancient Gaels have believed that on October 31, the boundaries among the globe of the living and the dead overlapped and deceased would come back to life and would bring illnesses or even damages to crops. That is why they say that in this event, many wear masks and Halloween costumes for adults and young children to mimic the evil spirits or even appease them.