Halloween: 2000 years of global tradition
Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
OCTOBER 26, 2011
The history of Halloween dates back 2000 years to the Celts. The mashup of playfulness and energy pumped into Halloween makes it seem like an only-in-America holiday. Not so, Jon Nowinski, head of the Smoking Gun Research Association [ SGRA ], told us at the Wednesday Coffee Talk. They created the event to convince the nature spirits to not treat them harshly in winter.