Celebrating Hallows-Eve

Where did the Halloween Party traditions of costumes and trick-or-treating begin?

In Trick-or-Treat, a history of Halloween by Lisa Morton, the tradition started when Irish Immigrants coming to North America brought the Gaelic celebration ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ with trick playing pranks of mischief. When the tricksters took the pranks to vandalism level, city officials suggested warding off mischief  by instead encouraging families to host ‘house to house’ parties and costumes evolved for the ‘treat’ rewards door to door.

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