Guising

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Scottish guisers (copyright: Angus McDiarmid)
Scottish guisers (copyright: Angus McDiarmid)

Guising is the term given to the Scottish/Irish Halloween tradition of children going from house to house in the neighborhood in disguise (hence the term) and collecting food treats from the neighbors. The Scottish tradition of 'guising' can be traced back to Samhuinn where people would use masks and decorations to disguise themselves and scare away evil spirits.

Also see Hallow'een traditions

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