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Halloween

Definition: Many of today's Halloween traditions go back to the time of the Celtic people. On October 31, their New Year's Eve, the Celtic herders would gather with the rest of the Druids, to honor their chief god known as the Samhain.

If the Celts had to go outside on the feast of Samhain, they felt it was best to go disguised, so that the spirits would not recognize them. This is how the tradition of dressing up for Halloween came about.

Celebrated on October 31st.

Related Resources:

Halloween Headquarters
Everything you need for Halloween

Halloween
Online Resources

Elsewhere on the Web:

Halloween
History and traditions of a Halloween.
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