Title

Your Guide to the Foods Associated with Halloween in Ireland

Document Type

Article

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Social sciences

Publication Details

RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Thursday, 29 Oct 2020 12:38.

Abstract

Irish immigrants have been responsible for the diffusion of Irish food culture and traditions around the world. While Halloween is more associated with America in popular culture today, its rituals, games and food have their origins in ancient Ireland. From the Jack O' Lantern made from pumpkins in America to 'Bubble and Squeak' (a refried version of colcannon in England), both have a link with Samhain, the Irish quarterly festival that morphed into Halloween with the coming of Christianity.


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