Traditionally it was believed that the departed souls roamed the earth until All Saints' Day, and Hallows' Eve delivered one last chance before moving on to the next world, to gain revenge on their enemies.
Christians would disguise themselves in costumes and masks to avoid being recognized by the wandering souls.
Stearns writes that history is a study of the past while Betterly writes history is the study of the present.
History should be studied Stearns's essay states that history is a study of the past. The answer is because we virtually must, to gain access to the laboratory of human experience." Stearns likes to think that history offers a To start, Black History Month started off from being celebrated for only a week to a month.
Trick or treating is the practice of dressing up in costumes and going door to door begging for candy and resembles the late medieval practice of "souling" when the poor would proceed door to door on Hallowmas receiving food, or "soul cakes" which were pastries, and in return would pray for their dead relative's souls.
It was believed at the time the souls of the departed would wait for passage into heaven until enough people prayed for their souls.
The first two paragraphs will be the brief summary of the book.
Later on, two issues raised from the book are going to be examined in the rest of the essay.
October 31 was the day the ancient Gaels believed the boundaries overlapped between the worlds of the living and the dead, and the departed souls would come back to life and cause mayhem such as damaged crops and sickness.
The Gaels built massive bonfires and summoned the help from gods through animal and possibly human sacrifices to ward of the spirits.