Spooky treats for Halloween night
IT S the season to trick or treat and youngsters will be dressing up to mark the annual celebration of Halloween. The tradition of trick or treating dates back to a 9th century European custom called souling. On November 2, All Souls Day, early Christians
IT'S the season to trick or treat and youngsters will be dressing up to mark the annual celebration of Halloween.
The tradition of trick or treating dates back to a 9th century European custom called souling.
On November 2, All Souls Day, early Christians would walk from village to village begging for "soul cakes" made out of square pieces of bread with currants.
The more soul cakes the beggars received, the more prayers they would promise to say on behalf of the dead relatives of the donors.
You may also want to watch:
Now on Hallowe'en youngsters go door-to-door trick or treating to receive sweets and fruit to celebrate the season.
To make sure your Hallowe'en celebrations are a great success, the Ely Standard has teamed up with Tesco at Angel Drove for a special competition.
- 1 Over 100 modern slavery victims rescued in Cambridgeshire
- 2 WATCH: The Fens celebrates its own 'Ark of Triumph'
- 3 Man found dead in March
- 4 Jail for 'despicable' burglary on 93-year-old man with dementia
- 5 Dramatic pictures catch harvester on fire in 4am blaze
- 6 Motion calls for community housing review in four villages
- 7 'Loving, caring family man' dies in hospital weeks after A141 crash
- 8 Church to hold churchyards training day
- 9 Illegal poachers stopped in their tracks by eagle-eyed public
- 10 Space-themed family rave with top DJs
You could be in with a chance of winning an impressive selection of Hallowe'en goodies from Tesco by answering this simple question:
What was the ninthth century European custom that led to modern day trick or treat?
Put your answer on a postcard with your name, address and daytime telephone number and post it in the Ely Standard blue postbox which can be found at the customer service desk in the Tesco store at Angel Drove.
Competition entries must be received by 5pm on Wednesday.