Halloween is a holiday celebrated annually on October 31st, and is a tradition that originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. People would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.
Borrowing from European traditions, Americans began to dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for food or money, a practice that eventually became today’s “trick-or-treat” tradition.
Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes, and eating treats.
Happy Halloween everyone!
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