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The History of Halloween

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October 31st has arrived and the things that only haunt us in horror films have come to life. Zombies, witches, ghosts, and vampires walk among us asking for candy at our doors.

This eerie night and well known holiday originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain where people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.

In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.

And so, with this haunted day approaching we hope you and the kids have scary costumes ready for a night of scaring off ghosts and trick or treating! Have a spooky Halloween!

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