It happens on Friday October 31st. See what’s on in the city for Halloween entertainment.
Halloween dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts lived 2000 years ago in what we now know as Ireland, the UK and northern France. October 31st marked the end of summer and the harvest and it was believed that the ghost of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.
History.com relates how this Celtic fest evolved into Halloween. Enjoy!
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