Where it all began
While a few decry it as a simply western tradition, and its origins are concept to be based in the Celtic pageant of Samhain, it also has some impact on the u . S . A .’s faith. November 1st become decreed to be the day to honor all saints and martyrs by way of Pope Gregory III, incorporating several components of Samhain into it, in particular honoring our dead. The term ‘Halloween’ itself borrows from the authentic Middlle English call for All Saints’ Day: All-Hallowmas, with All-Hallows Eve being the night time before.
Its upward push as a pageant made for groups and events came into being upon the colonization of America, because of the mixing of ideals and customs from European ethnic companies and Native Americans. Parties to celebrate the harvest have become the norm, in conjunction with gatherings in which ghost stories have been advised, and all sorts of mischief perpetrated.