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October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

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Trick or treating,  began in the Middle-Ages, children and sometimes poor adults would dress up  in costumes and go around door to door  begging for food or money in exchange for songs and prayers, often said on  behalf of the dead.  This was called “souling” and the children were called  “soulers”.  The food given was most often soul cakes, which was a small round cake that represented a soul being freed from Purgatory when the cake was eaten.

Source: www.blog.smithsonianmag.com