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Halloween traditons in america

Updated on April 14, 2013

Halloween Tradition

What is Halloween?

Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31. It has roots in Celtic festivals and the Christian holiday All Saints Day, but is today largely a festivus celebration.

Common Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, ghost tours, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted places, telling ghost stories or other frightening tales, and watching horror movies

The origin of the Name "Halloween"

Where Did the name Halloween come from?

The word Halloween is first used in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the phrase All-Hallows-Even ("evening"), that is, the night before All Hallows Day. Up through the early 20th century, the spelling "Hallowe'en" was frequently used, eliding the "v" and shortening the word. Although the phrase All Hallows is found in Old English (the feast of all saints), All-Hallows-Even is itself not attested until 1556.

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