It’s widely accepted that Halloween originated from the ancient Irish Celtic festival of Samhain.
The people who attended Samhain believed that the dead made their presence known during the festival, and that they must be appeased or else they would cause trouble and hardship for the townspeople.
As a result, merry-makers began wearing masks and other disguises to please the spirits.
And if you need further proof that it has its roots in Ireland, the official name for a fear of Halloween is Samhainophobia!
Coincidence? We think not….