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The Haunted History of Halloween (History Channel) (A&E DVD Archives) -
The Haunted History of Halloween (History Channel) (A&E DVD Archives)

Hosted by Harry Smith, this is an enchanting look at the 3,000-year history of one of our most popular holidays.

  • Brand: A&E
  • ASIN: B0007WFULU
  • UPC: 733961719277
  • Part No: MFR733961719277#VG
Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween -
Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween

Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver ones watch scary movies and go on ghost tours. There are parades, fireworks displays, cornfield mazes, and haunted houses—and, most important, copious amounts of bite-sized candy. The popularity of Halloween has spread around the globe to places as diverse as Russia, China, and Japan, but its association with death and the supernatural and its inevitable commercialization has made it one of our most misunderstood holidays. How did it become what it is today? In Trick or Treat, Halloween aficionado Lisa Morton provides a thorough history of this spooky day. She begins by looking at how holidays like the Celtic Samhain, a Gaelic harvest festival, have blended with the British Guy Fawkes Day and the Catholic All Souls’ Day to produce the modern Halloween, and she explains how the holiday was reborn in America, where costumes and trick-or-treat rituals have become new customs. Morton takes into account the influence of related but independent holidays, especially the Mexican Day of the Dead, as well as the explosion in popularity of haunted attractions and the impact of such events as 9/11 and the economic reces...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1780231873
  • Part No: 20 colour, 20 black and white
The Book of Hallowe'en: The Origin and History of Halloween -
The Book of Hallowe'en: The Origin and History of Halloween

Since its original publication in 1919, Ruth Edna Kelley's THE BOOK OF HALLOWE'EN remains the all time classic exploration of Halloween history, from the mysterious year end rites of the ancient Celts, to the autumnal reign of Samhain, the Druid god of death, to the coming to Europe of Christianity and "All Saints Day," to the charming early 20th Century Halloween beliefs and customs of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, France, Germany and America. Filled with Halloween poems, games and tried and true ancient methods for divining the future (especially for discovering the identity of one's future spouse!), THE BOOK OF HALLOWE'EN opens a captivating window into the past of one of today's most beloved holidays. Table of Contents Publication Information and Dedication Preface Chapter I. Sun-Worship. The Sources Of Hallowe'en Chapter II. The Celts: Their Religion And Festivals Chapter III. Samhain Chapter IV. Pomona Chapter V. The Coming Of Christianity. All Saints'. All Souls'. Chapter VI. Origin And Character Of Hallowe'en Omens Chapter VII. Hallowe'en Beliefs And Customs In Ireland Chapter VIII. In Scotland And The Hebrides Chapter IX. In England and Man Chapter X. In Wales Chapter XI. In Brittany and France Chapter XII. The Teutonic Religion. Witches Chapter XIII...

  • ASIN: 1495949737
  • Part No: black & white illustrations
Halloween Lore and Legend -
Halloween Lore and Legend

Everything you awlays wanted to know about Halloween, from the historical origins of the ancient Celtic holiday to its adoption by America, including chapters on the Salem witch trials, Ben Cooper Costumes, the Headless Horseman, the Universal montsres: Dracula, Frankensten Monster and the Wolfman, Tainted Treats, and Halloween the Movie.

  • ASIN: 154294998X
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  • ASIN: B003GX5CWY
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  • ASIN: B00M4TACL2

Origins of Halloween - EWTN Vaticano

Samhain and the Origins of Halloween (As Well As All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day)