Halloween, History, Immigration
Halloween or "All Hallow's Eve" is one of the biggest holidays in the United States of America, with the entire month of October seemingly dedicated to it. But Halloween is much older than the United States, with origins tracing back to Celtic harvest rituals in Europe. Halloween has a rich and complex history, much of which is tied to the Christian faith. When the Puritans colonized New England, they abstained from observing All Hallow's Eve. Calendars and almanacs from the time paint a picture of an October devoid of Halloween. It wasn't until the influx of Scottish and Irish immigrants in the late 19th century that Halloween became a widely recognized holiday in America.