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.


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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.

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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.

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