Where Did the Tradition of Giving Out Treats On Halloween Come From and What Does it Symbolize?

As a challenge to Halloween, the Roman Catholic Church placed All Saints Day on November 1.

On that day, Christians went from village to village begging for soul cakes, a mixture of bread and currants.

One cake bought one prayer for the souls of the donor’s departed relatives.

where did the tradition of giving out treats on halloween come from and what does it symbolize

The phrase “shell out” as a demand for payment comes from the shelling of dried peas or corn, once a currency of commercial exchange among the poor.

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