The Secret Side of Halloween

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Halloween maybe thought by some to be a fun event with dressing up and sweets but there is a sinister side to this day.

Halloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day.

In the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.

The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1.

This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October…

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