November 28, 2021

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Only The Finest Women

How women helped shape Halloween history with 2000-year-old traditions

With Halloween creeping up faster than we can say Trick or Treat, it really is time to refresh our information on the spooky festival—and how gals played an crucial purpose in building it what is today. 

Halloween—or All Hallows’ Eve, if you’re traditionally inclined—is just more than a thirty day period away, and we’re now excited. The ancient celebration marks the official conclude of the warmer months (sigh) and the commencing of winter—a.k.a., the period of binging on the best fall Netflix shows and chugging down Starbucks Pumpkin Spice lattes. 

But ahead of we nip out to inventory up on candy and costumes, we assumed we’d get a moment to do a little bit of revision on this longstanding tradition—how it began, who invented it, and of program, the role of females in shaping its historic methods. 

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How did Halloween start out and why?