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Thu, Oct 31, 2024 12:00 AM

Interesting Facts

Halloween, celebrated annually on October 31st, has origins that date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts, a tradition that marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.

This day was believed to blur the lines between the living and the dead, creating a space for interaction with the supernatural. The practice of trick-or-treating, a staple of modern Halloween, evolved from the medieval European tradition of “souling,” where the poor would go door to door, offering prayers for the dead in exchange for food.

Today, Halloween is a major global celebration that involves elaborate costumes, pumpkin carving into jack-o’-lanterns, and community events, showcasing its transformation from a solemn superstition to a festive community celebration.

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