Halloween- October 31th

Halloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. 
Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic harvest  festival of Samhain that includes fortune-telling and magic. The Celts believed that on this day the winds move over the earth at night and the world is closer to ghosts than to life. The hypothesis is that the Celts disguised themselves as witches and demons to confuse the spirits that roam the world this night.
Halloween is the night before November 1, which is "All Saints' Day," the day that is celebrated in memory of all the saints and people who died because of their faith in Christianity.
The holiday began in the seventh century AD, during the reign of Pope Boniface IV, who inaugurated the Pantheon in Rome. Until then the Roman structure was a pagan temple, and the pope declared it "the Church of St. Mary of the Tortured Saints". Since that day it has been celebrated as "All Saints' Day."
These are the fun customs of Halloween:
Trick or treat - The children walk the streets with scary costumes, knock on the doors of the houses and say: Trick or treat. Whoever opens the door for them should give them sweets, if not, they are doing him some trick like throwing an egg on the house.
Decorating the houses in the holiday spirit - in the US, Canada and parts of the UK it is customary to decorate the houses with a carved pumpkin in the shape of a face also called a jack-o-lantern. .
More activities include attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, eating candy corns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. 


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 October 31 is also Magic day

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