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The Halloween is an annual celebration on October 31. It is celebrated primarily in the U.S.A and some English-speaking countries. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain andthe Christian holyday All saints day, but it’s today largely a secular celebration. In Halloween it’s common the trick-or-treating and the people used to wear costumes, go to costumes parties,listen or tell some horror stories and also see some horror movies.

The ancient Celts believed that the line between life and the otherworld became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits to pass trough.The family ancestors were honored and invited to home while harmful spirits were warded off. Their purpose was to disguise oneself as a harmful spirit and thus avoid harm. Some people believe thatthe need to ward off harmful spirits start the custom of wearing costumes and masks.

Trick-or-treating is also a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume fromhouse to house, asking for treats such as candy or sometimes money, with the question, "Trick or treat?" The word "trick" refers to a (mostly idle) "threat" to perform mischief on the homeowners ortheir property if no treat is given. Another common game is dunking or apple bobbing, in which apples float in a tub or a large basin of water and the participants must use their teeth to remove anapple from the basin.

It’s also common to see haunted attractions which are entertainment venues and are designed to thrill and scare and see a lot of horror movies and customs everywhere.Halloween is not celebrated in all countries and regions of the world and among those that do the traditions and know the importance of the celebration vary significantly. Here in Mexico it´s commonto see some customs taken from the Halloween, like the costume parties and the trick or treating and sometimes we also build our own haunted house to scare the kids who want some candies....
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