By the ninth century, Christianity had spread into Celtic lands, where it gradually blended with and supplanted older pagan rites. In A. Celebrations in England resembled Celtic commemorations of Samhain, complete with bonfires and masquerades.
Known as "souling," the practice was later taken up by children, who would go from door to door asking for gifts such as food, money and ale. In Scotland and Ireland, young people took part in a tradition called guising, dressing up in costume and accepting offerings from various households. An effigy of Guy Fawkes is burnt on Bonfire Night, Modern-day trick-or-treating also has elements akin to annual celebrations of Guy Fawkes Night also known as Bonfire Night. Some American colonists celebrated Guy Fawkes Day, and in the midth century, large numbers of new immigrants, especially those fleeing the Irish Potato Famine in the s, helped popularize Halloween.
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