Halloween does have Catholic roots. An article from uCatholic.com traces the origins of Halloween, starting the establishment of All Saints Day and All Souls Day at the beginning of November.
- Did you know that originally the French dressed up on All Souls Day?
- And the origin of trick-or-treating can be found in the activities of sixteenth century English Catholics?It was related to Guy Fawkes Day, also celebrated in early November.
- Our celebration of Halloween in the US represents a combination of traditions from many immigrant cultures.
That’s just a summary of a few of the interesting facts found in the article. Read the full article at uCatholic