On “Soul cakes,” the poor go “went-a-souling” and they will be given a fruit cake called “soul cakes” so they promise to pray. pray for “souls.”
Halloween came to the United States due to the first immigrants, most of them coming from Great Britain and some from Celtic regions, who brought to America many different customs. But because of the limited beliefs, meaning that at first the major religions introduced relatively strict rules, the celebration of Halloween was not popular among the public. It was not until the 1800’s that it became a custom that many people responded to.