Best Haunted Places In The United States And Halloween History

Dated: 10/17/2016

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Yes Colorado has it's very own haunted hotel.   Few haunted hotels could claim to be as famous as the Stanley, which inspired Stephen Kings's horror novel, The Shining. Unlike its

fictional counterpart, the
Overlook Hotel, the spirits here are supposedly quite amiable.  To see other haunted places click here:           https://goo.gl/gtKgKc


It is the month for goblins and ghosts.    What is the origin of Halloween?  Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of
Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on
November 1.  It is widely believed  that many Halloween traditions originated from Celtic harvest festivals which may have pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain, and


that this festival was Christianized as Halloween. Some academics, however, support the view that Halloween began independently as a solely Christian holiday.

Lesley Bannatyne and Cindy Ott both write that Anglican colonists in the Southern United States and Catholic colonists in Maryland "recognized All Hallow's Eve in their church
calendars", although the   Puritans of New England maintained strong opposition to the holiday, along with other traditional celebrations of the established Church, including
Christmas
. Almanacs of the late 18th and early 19th century give no indication that Halloween was widely celebrated in North America. It was not until mass Irish and Scottish
immigration in the 19th century that Halloween became a major holiday in North America. Confined to the immigrant communities during the mid-19th century, it was gradually
assimilated into mainstream society and by the first decade of the 20th century it was being celebrated coast to coast by people of all social, racial and religious backgrounds."In
Cajun
areas, a nocturnal Mass was said in cemeteries on Halloween night. Candles that had been blessed were placed on graves, and families sometimes spent the entire night at
the graveside".
Halloween symbols - in Ireland and Scotland it is the turnip; United states the carving of the pumpkin and of course trick or treating for the kids.

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