Ben-Jammin wrote:I always though Halloween had Celtic origins....like it was the Celtic new year or something. Although they were a pagan society until they were converted, I still don't really see anything wrong with Halloween.
I thought it came from La Dia de los Muertos, something Spanish Catholics invented to convert Native Americans.
Turns out that Dia de los Muertos is actually a combination catholic/indigenous mexican tradition, and has nothing to do with halloween, even though it's literally the day after.
Dia de los Muertos is also All Saints day in the Catholic church. The day beforehand was the c.hristmas eve to it's c.hristmas, and was considered a holy day, when all is hallowed. So, "All-hallow's eve" eventually became "halloween" and candy became funsize. More or less.