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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Some facts about Halloween

Halloween is mostly a national holiday celebrated on the evening of OCTOBER 31.

"The ancient people believed that on October 31, now known as Halloween, the boundary between the living and the deceased dissolved, and the dead become dangerous for the living by causing problems such as sickness or damaged crops."

Where did the word "Halloween" come from?

- it is shortened from All Hallows' Even (both "even" and "eve" are abbreviations of "evening," but "Halloween" gets its "n" from "even) as it is the eve of all hallows day.

- it is also known as All Saints Day.


The carved pumpkin lit by a candle inside is one of Halloween's most prominent symbols

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