World History Minute: The first Halloween (Oct. 31, 835 AD)

World History Minute: The first Halloween (Oct. 31, 835 AD)
World History Minute: The first Halloween (Oct. 31, 835 AD)

World History Minute: The first Halloween (Oct. 31, 835 AD)

Halloween in its current costume-and-candy form may be a modern American celebration, but the holiday has much deeper roots. From Roman churches and Celtic pagan festivals to mayhem in the streets of 1930s Chicago, historian John Schmidt will give us a look into the haunted history of Halloween. (Photo: Flickr/Pedro J. Ferreira)