Halloween Around the World
Originally, Halloween was know as Samhain, which was created by the Celts. They believed that during this day the dead returned as ghosts and that the mere presence of these ghosts aided their priests in predicting the future. The Celts would set bonfires, make sacrifices of food and animals to appease their Gods and wear costumes to celebrate the day. Combined with influences from other cultures, Samhain has become the Halloween celebration that Americans know today.