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  • Halloween has always been my favourite holiday. I love colourful autumn leaves, scary movies, haunted houses, and the whole Halloween aesthetic.


    Thousands of years ago, the Celts celebrated Samhain, a festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. Samhain was considered a liminal time, when the "veil between worlds" was thinnest, allowing spirits to cross into the living world. Bonfires were lit and used for divination. As the Celtic world was Christianized, Samhain was replaced by All Saints' Day aka All Hallows' Day. The day before was known as All Hallows' Eve, hence the modern name Halloween. Many Halloween customs, such as dressing up in costumes and carving jack-o-lanterns, date back hundreds or thousands of years.