Ancient Halloween Traditions

By | December 25, 2016

Ancient Halloween Traditions

The tradition of dressing up as something sinister was a German one and can be traced to a version of the Walpurgis Night Celebration.

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Some Halloween traditions can be traced back to Celtic practices.


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tradition of Samhain with them, thus laying the groundwork for many of the vintage Halloween customs that are still with us today.

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Ancient Halloween Traditions

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