Origin & Tradition

The origin of Halloween lies with the Celts! On 31 October in pre-Christian times, the Celts began to celebrate a festival called Samhain. According to belief, on this night there is contact with the underworld.

To scare off the evil spirits, people dressed up in scary costumes and haunted the night. Small gifts were placed in front of the houses to please the spirits and keep them from committing misdeeds.

People also believed that a hollowed out turnip with a burning piece of coal in it could drive away the evil spirits.

Today's big party horror event didn't develop until Irish immigrants brought the custom to the U.S. in the 19th century. There, the turnip was then exchanged for the pumpkin, which is known all over the world.

It wasn't until the 1990s that the Halloween tradition found its way to other European countries, like Germany which has since enjoyed ever-increasing popularity. Today, we go from house to house dressed up in scary costumes to ask for "trick or treat".

We wish you all a spooky and wonderful Halloween! 🕷️🍬

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