In this History lesson, Múinteoir Ray takes us back in time nearly 3,000 years to the time of the Celts in Ireland celebrating a festival called "Samhain"?-?what we now know today as Halloween. 

So let's take a trip back in time to between 2,000 and 3,000 years which is when we have evidence of the Celtic people here in Ireland marking and celebrating this time of year with celebration, gathering of the family, spooking each other and so much more mad stuff.

You can learn more about Samhain and how the Irish invented Halloween, especially the idea of why we carve pumpkins, known as the Jack O'Lantern below.

Have a look at the video below and you can read the full article here: RTÉ Brainstorm Halloween
 

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