Later, since the Pagans wouldn't stop their death celebrations, the Christian church changed the name to All Saints' day (a celebration of the Christian saints instead) and voilà! Now everyone's beliefs are combined and everyone is happy. Then from that was All Hollow's Eve, and so on and so forth until it was Halloween.
Now, little kids run around in princess costumes collecting candy from strangers and decorating their homes with death symbols.
...I'm sure that the princess costumes did a much better job at scaring the demons.
Other person: I'm gonna be a witch with freaky hair. What are you gonna be?
Person: Haha, I'm gonna be a dead cheerleader.
Halloween was Christianity`s failed attempt at eradicating paganism in the 9th Century.
Originally, the pagans dedicated the period of late October to early November as a time for honoring their ancestors. Then along came the Christians, who declared November 1st to be All Saints Day and forced the pagans to honor that day instead. The pagans simply celebrated their ancient traditions in secret on the evening before November 1st.
When the Medieval Era ended, and the age of Protestantism began, the pagan tradition was celebrated more openly, eventually becoming an evening holiday in the Western Hemisphere.