Happy Halloween: A Brief Look at Halloween Over the Years

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A Brief History

On October 31, 2020, we wish you all a Happy Halloween!

Digging Deeper

Below is a video of various images of Halloween over the years from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries.

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please see…

Rogers, Nicholas.  Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night.  Oxford University Press, 2002.

Zombie, Rob, dir.  Halloween (Unrated Two-Disc Special Edition).  Weinstein Company, 2007.  DVD.

The featured image in this article, an illustration by GraphicMama-team, is licensed under the Pixabay License.


About Author

Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.