The "Secret" History of Halloween

Steven Wedgeworth:
"We have shown that the modern holiday, while incorporating various elements of recreated ancient paganism, medieval Christianity, early-modern Reformation and nationalism, and Celtic Romanticism, is nevertheless an entirely modern construct, coming into its own in postwar North America. This is our Halloween."
Many different theories of the origin of Halloween have been floated through the years, but this article digs further into the real story than any I've seen.

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