Trick or Treating
Trick or Treating
Brenda Comstock
Friday, October 19, 2018

Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.

The tradition of adding pranks into the Halloween mix started to turn ugly in the 1930's and a movement began to substitute practical jokes for kids going door-to-door collecting candy.