[Answer] The Halloween tradition of dressing in costumes to go trick-or-treating is traceable back to what medieval practices?



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The Halloween tradition of dressing in costumes to go trick-or-treating is traceable back to what medieval practices?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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The Halloween tradition of dressing in costumes to go trick-or-treating is traceable back to what medieval practices?

· "Mumming" and "guising"

· "Spiriting" and "praying"

· "Gaeing" for food

· "Lurking" and "barbing"

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· "Mumming" and "guising" 25.8%

For a night of practicing "mumming" and "guising," the early celebrants would construct their costumes from woven straw. People also sometimes wore costumes to perform in local theatres in plays and skits. During medieval times, poor people in Britain and Ireland would participate in a custom known as "souling," in which they would knock on doors on Hallowmas (Nov. 1) to ask for food in exchange for offering up prayers for the dead. It wasn’t until after the conclusion of World War II that the practice of trick-or-treating began in the United States. Source: LiveScience.com

· "Spiriting" and "praying" 31.9%

· "Gaeing" for food 28.3%

· "Lurking" and "barbing" 14.0%



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