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Halloween traces its roots back over 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.
The Celts believed that on the night of Samhain, the boundary between the living and the dead was blurred, allowing spirits to roam the Earth.
In the 8th century, the Catholic Church established All Saints' Day (All Hallows' Day) on November 1st, and the night before became known as All Hallows' Eve or Halloween.
The tradition of dressing up on Halloween originated as a way to ward off malevolent spirits by impersonating them.
The Irish brought the tradition of carving turnips to America, where pumpkins became the iconic symbol of Halloween.
Trick-or-treating became popular in the early 20th century when communities encouraged children to visit neighbors for treats to prevent mischief.
Halloween is a time for sharing spine-tingling tales and exploring haunted houses, adding to the holiday's mystique.
A collage of modern Halloween celebrations, including parties, costume contests, and parades.
As Halloween continues to evolve, its rich history and traditions remind us of the enduring magic and mystery of this beloved holiday. Happy Halloween!
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