16. Halloween – A Holiday for Costumes and Candy

Halloween is on October 31. It is also All Hallows' Eve or All Saints' Eve. This because, according to some, the holiday has its in a Christian holiday that remembers the dead. say the holiday has its roots in the harvest season traditions of Ireland. In the U.S. , the focus is less on memories of the departed or agriculture. It is about kids dressing in scary costumes and going door-to-door asking for . This is called trick-or-treating. When children knock on door of a house or ring the doorbell, usually say "Trick or Treat". The "trick" part a fake threat signaling that the kids will a prank if they aren't given something delicious. then give the children candy, raisins, or some food treat. Many homeowners decorate their houses to for the holiday and let kids know that are participating and can ring the bell for . Traditional decorations often include jack-o'-lanterns, which are pumpkins faces carved into them and candles inside. Jack-o' were thought to scare away evil spirits when was first celebrated among the ancient Christians. Also , not pumpkins, were originally used. People often decorate the colors black and orange.

Halloween is not for kids; adults get in on the fun attending costume parties. There are often contests for has the best costume. There are also games for apples, where people have to get an using only their teeth from a large bucket water. Other people celebrate by scaring themselves by to haunted houses, homes where people dressed up ghosts, zombies, and werewolves and jump out to guests. People also tell scary stories or watch movies.