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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31. It is largely a secular celebration. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to America during Ireland's Great Famine of 1846.

This festival marked the end of pleasant summers and the beginning of bitter cold. These people believed in evil spirits and witchcraft and thought that they get loose on Earth and roam about on the night before New Year in search of preys and victims. Thus, they painted their faces and wear terrible costumes to frighten away these ghosts and witches so that they would not harm them and their cattle and crops.

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