Going A-Souling

Going A-Souling

During the celebrations associated with All Soul’s Day on November 2, poor people would knock on the doors of wealthy citizens and be given pastries as treats. Like guising, souling was a precursor to modern trick-or-treating.


3 thoughts on “Going A-Souling

  1. I remember reading about this years ago. The adults were the ones who went door to door and asked for food. Then the heavy responsibility of collecting all the candy was relegated to the children. What a burdensome way to spend the night! Whoever started that abusive tradition should have been shot! How do they survive? How did I survive? The poor bairns!🙃


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