Halloween, also called All Hallow’s Eve, has roots in pagan rituals dating back more than 2,000 years, and was traditionally a day for marking the end of the harvest season. The modern holiday is celebrated annually on October 31 by wearing costumes, carving pumpkins and ‘trick or treating’ for candy.
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Lead Image Caption: People in a disguise participate a Halloween costume festival in Tokyo, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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