Halloween And The Day Of The Dead

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Halloween and the Day of the Dead take two different approaches to dealing with the dead. Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival Samhain. The festival celebrated the end of the harvest when the stock of supplies was taken. On October 31st, they believed the worlds of the living and dead would meet and destroy crops. The festivals involved bonfires to attract bats, and the people would wear masks to appease evil spirits. Going door to door dressed in costumes asking for treats goes back to the Middle Ages. Poor people would go door to door asking for food in return for prayers. In the United States during the late 1800s, many pranks were made. The pranks got out of hand and as a result town leaders encouraged people to dress up
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