Black Cats and Black Hats: The History of Halloween

A black cat wearing a witch's hat, surrounded by Halloween-themed decorations, framed by an intricate black lace pattern.

Halloween can be fun for everyone, no matter how old you are. Not everyone wants to dress up in full costume and most of us are too old for trick or treating. But you can still get into the spirit of this holiday and have some fun! Candis black lingerie is the perfect way to add some Halloween spirit to your outfit, whether you’re going out or staying in. With its sexy and spooky designs, you’re sure to feel confident and stylish.

The History of Halloween

Despite what many people believe, it is not an American holiday made up as an excuse to sell lollies. Halloween stems from the Celtic festival called Samhain. This festival marked the change over between the summer harvest which was coming to an end and the beginning of the dark winter months. The Celts believed that on this night, the barrier between the world of the living and the world of the dead lifted and spirits could roam the living world.

But why do we wear costumes? The Celts believed that wearing masks and costumes would protect themselves from these evil spirits. They would also build bonfires to ward them off. This festival has evolved into Halloween as we know it today.

Why are black cats a symbol of Halloween? Black cats were associated with witchcraft during the 19th century. This association led them to become a symbol of Halloween.

Why do we trick or treat? Trick or treating originated as exchanging food for prayers for the dead. Starting with the Celts and continuing into the Middle Ages, people would go door to door offering to prey for the dead in exchange for food. Over time, this has evolved into going door-to-door for treats. Today, lollies are the most common form of treats.

Why are pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns a symbol of Halloween? This in an Irish tradition and was originally done with turnips. Faces were carved into turnips to ward away the evil spirits on Halloween night. When Irish immigrants moved to America, pumpkins were more readily available than turnips so they started using pumpkins instead.

How to Add some Halloween Spirit to your outfit with Candis black lingerie

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