Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when 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 honour all saints; soon.
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All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween.
Celts believed that on the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
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Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating and carving jack-o-lanterns.
Around the world, as days grow shorter and nights get colder, people continue to usher in the season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.
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