By Willemijn Vos, The Netherlands

Every year, there is one day that everybody gets dressed-up really scary or weird. That is Halloween. The activities you do with Halloween are trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting ‘’haunted houses’’ and carving pumpkins. Halloween is celebrated on the night of October 31.

Halloween has it orgins in the Samhain. The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used to take stock of supplies and prepare for the winter. They believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc.


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