The ancient truth about Halloween

So Halloween has gone for another year, and hopefully, everyone will have enjoyed the Celtic Celebration.

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 6:23 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:50 pm
Halloween pumpkin in the garden sent in by Simon Dell

Yes I did say Celtic, because that’s what Halloween is, an ancient Celtic tradition that’s been going on in Scotland for at least 400 hundred years.

Traditional plays,which involved adults and children, would be performed. Latterly, these have changed to songs and poems.

If an award wasn’t given little bits of mischief would be carried out on the houseowners’ property.

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Halloween and its customs are fully rooted in the Celtic world, so the English Media’s continued nonsense that Halloween is a custom imported from America is utter rubbish.

In fact the whole truth of the matter is it was the Scots and probably the Irish, who took the tradition to the United States in the first place.

Only this morning on Radio Sheffield there was some silly woman, spouting about the “American Craze”.

It just goes to show, how little the people of the UK know the history of their own country.

George HJ Frederick

Fitzwilliam Street, Swinton, S64