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The traditions of modern Halloween -- costumes, ghosts, trick-or-treat -- come from a number of ancient civilizations. According to the History website, most experts believe that this spooky holiday stems from the Celtic... More »

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Halloween is not recognized as a federal or national holiday in the United States. However, the federal government does acknowledge it as a recognized American holiday. More »

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Black cats are one of the most common symbols of Halloween. They are often featured, along with witches, in Halloween films, imagery, and household decorations. Their status as a symbol of the holiday can be traced back ... More »

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Most experts believe that the tradition of wearing costumes on Halloween originated in ancient days with the Celtic festival of Samhain, where participants lit fires and wore costumes to scare away ghosts. More »

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Easy-to-make outdoor Halloween decorations include milk carton ghost lanterns, ghostly wreaths, toilet paper and glow stick glowing eyes, monster door decorations and floating ghosts made from cheesecloth and mannequin h... More »

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Many good Halloween snacks are simple, everyday snacks that are shaped to look like common Halloween themes like ghosts, pumpkins, spiders and cats. For example, sugar cookies shaped like cats and decorated with black ic... More »

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Examples of words related to Halloween include bats, cauldron, eerie, ghosts and Jack-o-lantern. Other examples are goblin, haunted house, skeleton, spooky and vampire. These words are appropriate for use in Halloween wo... More »

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