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Halloween is much more than wearing costumes and knocking on doors for candy. Discover the true history and some interesting facts about this ancient tradition!
The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant
of the fuller All-Hallows-Even (“evening“), that is, the night before All Hallows Day .Although the phrase All Hallows is found in Old English (ealra hālgena mæssedæg, mass-day of all saints), All-Hallows-Even is itself not attested until 1556. Read the rest of this entry