Content strategist, Martins Iyimide has commented on the facts and myths around the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, known as Halloween.

Iyimide, while sharing her thoughts about the festival on “Silverbird Today”, commented on the tradition which originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which requires people to light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.

Considering the belief systems embedded in various traditions, cultures, and religions in Nigeria, Iyimide also shed light on what the level of acceptability of Halloween will be among Nigerians, if it is celebrated in the country.

Over time, Halloween or Hallowe’en, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats.

The celebration is usually observed on the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day, in many countries on 31 October.