Halloween History and Traditions

Halloween’s history and traditions are covered in an interesting essay in the Lighthouse Patriot Journal blog.

Some things I learned I hadn’t known:

The transatlantic migration of almost two million Irish during the Irish Potato Famine in the mis-1800s played a key role in bringing the Halloween holiday to Americas.In Ireland there is a traditional Halloween cake which contains a bit of a rag, a coin and a ring.

Robert Burns wrote a poem called “Hallowe’en.”

Irish kids get a week off school for Halloween.

Something covered I would have guessed:

Halloween parties are popular on college campuses.

There’s lot’s more. Read it here.

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