Halloween is an Ancient Irish Holiday

Halloween is part an ancient Celtic holiday and part a Cathloic Holiday. The monks that brought Christianity to Ireland incorporated the Celtic holidays with Christian holidays to help the local people make the transition between Pagan religions and Christianity. The combination of Samhain and All Saints Day is the basis for today’s Halloween. The Irish immigrants brought this holiday to the US. The complete story of the Irish origins of the holiday and the influence in our current Halloween activities can be read at:  Halloween – Irish Abroad