Halloween: The History of America's Darkest Holiday [David J. Skal] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Wonderfully well-written, outrageous. Halloween is one of the oldest holidays with origins going back thousands of years. The holiday we know as Halloween has had many influences from many. In the late s, there was a move in America to mold Halloween into a holiday more about community and neighborly get-togethers than about ghosts, pranks Videos · Pictures · Interactives · Controlling Fear.
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Halloween This article was originally published in and has been updated by Tanya Lewis and Jeanna Bryner. In Welsh it's Nos Galen-gaeof that is, the Night of the Winter Calends. An encyclopaedia of the Irish folk tradition. Although the phrase "All Hallows'" is found in Old English "All Hallows' Eve" is itself not seen until Legends tell of witches gathering twice a year when the seasons changed, on April 30 - the eve of May Day and the other was on the eve of October 31 - All Hallow's Eve. An American Holiday, an American History.