Trick or Treat

The modern custom of “Trick or Treat” began in Ireland hundreds of years ago. A group of farmers went from house to house begging food for the village Halloween festivities in the name of their ancient gods. Good luck was promised to generous donors, and threats were made against those who would not give. Thus these ancient pagan traditions continue today as youngsters, masquerading as ghosts, skeletons and demons go “trick-or-treating”-begging in a sense for food while promising to refrain from evil deeds.

 

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