Trick or treating and the entire Halloween celebration always leave memorable and precious moments in the hearts of your child and is an excellent opportunity for parents to know the emotional capabilities of their children. The early pagan holiday of Samhain involved a lot of ritualistic ceremonies to connect to spirits, as the Celts were polytheistic. It should be noted here that one of the rituals that became popularly associated with All Saints Day was the practice of selling. The needy or impoverished would call upon the homes of the wealthier members of society and then offer to pray on behalf of their newly departed. In exchange for these special prayers, the more affluent folks would then offer the poorer visitors a "soul cake," a type of pastry, in return for these prayers.