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History of Halloween

 

[Halloween] is believed to have originated primarily as a Celtic celebration marking the division of the light and dark halves of the year [...]. Halloween customs, such as wearing disguises to ward off ghosts and offering food to appease malevolent spirits, were brought to Canada in the mid-to-late 1800s by Irish and Scottish immigrants.  Read more

This excerpt is from "Halloween in Canada," an article in the online Canadian Encyclopedia by Andrew Mcintosh.