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'''Halloween''', short for All Hallow's Eve, is a tradition originating in [[Ireland]] and celebrated on the evening of October 31, before All Hallows Day (or All Saint's Day).  In the United States, Halloween is marked by the activity of trick or treating. Children go door-to-door wearing costumes which evoke various dark archetypes, such as ghosts, goblins, or witches.  They ask for candy and promise mischief if the sweets are not forthcoming.
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'''Halloween''', short for All Hallow's Eve, is a tradition originating in [[Ireland]] and celebrated on the evening of October 31, before All Hallows Day (or All Saint's Day).  In the United States, Halloween is marked by the activity of trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treat traditionally involves the children dressing in costumes, and going to various locations, generally houses, requesting candy at each.

Revision as of 18:35, 14 April 2007

Halloween, short for All Hallow's Eve, is a tradition originating in Ireland and celebrated on the evening of October 31, before All Hallows Day (or All Saint's Day). In the United States, Halloween is marked by the activity of trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treat traditionally involves the children dressing in costumes, and going to various locations, generally houses, requesting candy at each.