All Hallows’ Eve ‘Halloween’

All Hallows’ Day, now also known as ‘All Saints Day’, is the day on which all Christian saints are honoured. The eve of this tradition, referred to today as ‘Halloween’, traces its origins back to an ancient Celtic festival when it was believed that the boundary between the living and the dead dissolved. Today, it is a time for ‘trick or treating’ by fancy-dressed children, particularly in the US,UK, Ireland, Canada – and sometimes too in Australia, New Zealandand many Latin American countries.

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