Halloween

The Scariest Night of the Year!

October 31, 2015

Halloween is the night of October 31, the eve of All Saints' Day, commonly celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door. Halloween is celebrated by millions of people in multiple countries. For most it is a fun time for kids who put on costumes and going door-to-door to get candy. But it is also known as a time of witches, ghouls, goblins, and ghosts. On one hand, some Christians see Halloween as a harmless time of fun and on the other, a ghastly and demonically inspired night that should be avoided.
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Food and Drinks

This is the time of year for exciting food and drinks. For example, mummy pizzas and mummy dogs. There are so much fun to have at parties or just hanging out with some friends. For the drinks, there are Halloween inspired margaritas, cocktails, and slushies too! There is also something you do that night too called Trick-Or-Treat. It is where you go out around your neighborhood and knock on their door and get candy. After you have gone trick-or-treating, you'll have a whole entire stash of candy all for yourself.

Halloween Costumes

Halloween is filled with tons of fun, especially the costumes. There are many types of costumes to choose from, animals, zombies, super heroes, and so much more. You can dress up as your favorite super hero or even villain. Here are some examples.
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Why is it called Halloween?

October 31 came to be called Halloween when the Christians proclaimed November 1 as All Hallow Day. Unable to stop the pagan ritual of Samhain, the Christians made it a day to celebrate saints who had no day of their own. The night before, or All Hallow Eve, was later shortened to Halloween.

When did Halloween start?

Many Australians celebrate Halloween, which occurs annually on October 31. It is also known as All Hallows' Eve and is the day before All Saints' Day. Costume parties are held and many children go trick-or-treating around this time of the year.

What year was Halloween first celebrated is the US?

The first official citywide Halloween celebration in the United States, occurred in Anoka, Minn., in 1921. In the 1920's and 30's Halloween became a secular but community centered holiday which was celebrated with parades and town wide parties.

Where did Halloween come from?

Ancient Origins of Halloween. Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1.

By. Nadia Bucks