Dressing up in costumes was to hide from ghosts
Dressing up in costumes was to hide from ghosts
Brenda Comstock
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The tradition originated as a way for the Celtic and other European people to hide from the spirits who returned at this time of year. People wore masks when they left their homes after dark so the ghosts would think they were fellow spirits. To keep the ghosts out of their houses, people would place bowls of food outside to make them happy.