2 Does anyone know how Halloween began? It goes back as far as 5 B.C.The Druid Celts believed that the souls of the dead visited Earth on the last day of October.They wore masks to scare off the bad spirits who may come to their door.It is believed that later the Romans added a few of their own traditions to the celebration.
3 What the tradition of Jack O’Lantern? The Jack-o-lantern custom comes from Irish folklore.Tale of Jack who was denied entrance to Heaven because of his evil ways.Jack was condemned to wonder with a small amber.The Irish used turnips as to light their way and called it Jack o lantern.The Irish in America found pumpkins were more plentiful than turnips. So the Jack-O-Lantern in America was a hollowed-out pumpkin, lit with an amber.
4 Los Españoles Brought their power and Religion They came to save the “Soul”All Saints Day
10 El Día de los Muertos Ritual is celebrated in Mexico and certain parts of the US.It was merged with Catholic Theology* It still maintains basic principles of the Aztec ritual, such as the skulls.
11 Aztecs did not view death as the END of life, but a CONTINUATION of life. They believed that life is a dream, and only in DEATH did they become truly awake.Instead of fearing death they embraced it.
12 “Las Calacas” Found everywhere Made out of chocolate, marzipan and white chocolate.They symbolize a joyful afterlife.