Trick or treat or in Italian ”Dolcetto o Scherzetto”
Legends have it that people before believe that the entry of darker and colder days (the last day of October) brings spirits that inhabit people’s bodies. So they dressed in scary costumes to chase the spirits away. This then became a tradition and in Christianity is known as the Feast of All Saints.
They traced the practice of trick or treating in the middle ages when peasants and beggars knock on the doors to ask for gifts in return for prayers. They believed it is bad luck to turn these people away empty handed.
Happy Halloween everyone!
This is how you call these Halloween creatures in Italian and Bolognese dialect: