The Dark History of Halloween

Halloween in North America is a festive event where people dress up in either a scary costume or as a favourite fictional character. For as long as I can remember, I have been exposed to the rich history of Halloween…..Or was it in bits and pieces? When I say history, I’m not talking about just kids dressing up to go trick or treating.

In fact, I was bothered that I didn’t know where Halloween really originated from. Knowing me, that’s when I began searching online for a more detailed history of “What is Halloween?”. I stumbled upon a documentary that was aired on the History Channel in the 90’s called “The Haunted History of Halloween”.

I recommend this video over the later 2000’s remake of it.

(Also a great post: Culturally Appropriating Halloween Costumes)