Trick or Treating originated in Britain and Ireland. Children and the poor would go “souling”, going door-to-door singing songs on All Soul’s Day (Nov. 2), saying prayers for home owners, and performing other tasks to receive a soul cake a spiced biscuit.
A soul! A soul! A soul-cake!
Please good Missis, a soul-cake!
An apple, a pear, a plum, or a cherry,
Any good thing to make us all merry.
One for Peter, two for Paul
Three for Him who made us all.