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Halloween is more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day. The word Halloween is an abbreviated version of the phrases All Hallows’ Eve or All Hallows’ Evening.

Halloween’s origins come from a Celtic festival for the dead called “Samhain.” Halloween is the modern name of an ancient Celtic holiday “Samhain”.

The Search Engine Google is showing a short animated video as a Doodle for Halloween 2017 in many countries.

In a few American towns, Halloween was originally referred to as “Cabbage Night.”

Halloween also is recognized as the 3rd biggest party day after New Year’s and Super Bowl Sunday.

Halloween is the last day of the Celtic calendar. It actually was a pagan holiday honoring the dead.

Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.

The colors most common on Halloween are black and orange. Black is a symbol of darkness and death, while orange is a symbol of endurance and strength, often associated with autumn and harvest.

Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

The Village Halloween Parade in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in America.

Halloween celebrations in Hong Kong are known as Yue Lan or the “Festival of the Hungry Ghosts” during which fires are lit and food and gifts are offered to placate potentially angry ghosts who might be looking for revenge

The villages of Hinton St George and Lopen in Somerset have their very own twist on Halloween, and it’s dead creepy.

Americans will buy 600 million pounds of candy on Halloween.

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