Before Halloween was associated with Christianity—the eve of All Hallows', or All Saint’s Day—the ancient Celts celebrated the eve of Samhain, the death night of the old year. Druids (priests) lit huge bonfires, while people dressed as demons and witches paraded noisily through the streets to frighten off the roving souls believed to be seeking new homes for the new year.
Tonight is a night for remembering those friends and relatives who have passed on. Among other things we will bury apples for the souls going through this night and set a place at the table in honor of our loved ones who have passed.
Every year at this time we put out bread and milk for the fairies so they will treat us well during the coming year.
Tonight is a night not only of remembering but of fun, good friends, good food and wine.