Halloween, a History

Where did these traditions come from?

Ever wonder why we dress up on Oct. 31 every year?

How about other Halloween traditions — trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples, jack-o’-lanterns, or even candy corn. Where exactly to they originate?

As with most holidays, Halloween rituals descend from generations of tradition. Study up on your history of Halloween and impress your friends this year with your knowledge of the old, mysterious traditions.

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