The History Of Trick-Or-Treating: From The 16th Century To Today

Children trick or treating at Halloween. Source: (Photo by Photofusion/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Trick-or-treating is such a big part of the Halloween tradition that it is often hard to separate the two, but the practice of trick-or-treating originated from several different customs, from the ancient Celts to the Roman Catholics to British Parliament. Let's go back in time and trace the origins of trick-or-treating.