The custom of wearing costumes on Halloween originated during an ancient Celtic holiday called Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween). During this day of the dead celebration, some people visited homes dressed up like fairies, gh... 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 »

Fun, do-it-yourself Halloween costume ideas include dressing up as a classic mime or Waldo from the "Where's Waldo?" book series. These costumes are relatively inexpensive, easy to put together and suitable for people of... More »

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Candy is traditionally given out on Halloween to children who dress up in costumes and go door-to-door asking for candy in a custom known as trick-or-treating. It is increasingly common for children to trick-or-treat in ... More »

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 »

The origins of Halloween lie in an ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, which was a festival of the dead. The festival was traditionally held on the day of the official start of winter on the Celtic calendar, which ... More »

The Celtic people started Samhain, the festival that eventually became known as Halloween, in the early days of the first millennium A.D. The festival celebrated the dead, whom the Celtics believed could join the living ... More »