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Everything You Need to Know About Halloween 2017

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As it turns out, we’ve been wearing Halloween costumes for nearly two millennia. But we've added plenty of modern twists to this ancient tradition.
2017/10/30 02:27
The holiday is descended most directly from the celebration of Samhain (SAH-win), the Celtic New Year observed between the sunsets of October 31 and November 1.
2017/10/30 02:40
The Celts donned animal skin to hide themselves from spirits, or they wore masks and blackened their faces to impersonate ancestors who had preceded them to the spirit world.
2017/10/30 02:40
The night before Samhain continued to be observed with bonfires, costumes, and parades, but it was all rebranded with a new name: All Hallows' Eve, which later became "Halloween."
2017/10/30 02:41
Anoka, Minnesota, may be home to the United States' oldest official Halloween celebration.
2017/10/30 02:42
Total spending on decorations, costumes, and candy is estimated to reach a record $9.1 billion in 2017.
2017/10/30 02:46
Action/superhero is this year's most popular costume among children, while both Batman and Spider-Man characters also appear in the top five.
2017/10/30 02:46
A new Google effort to chart trending costume searches, the Frightgeist, suggests we'll also see our share of Wonder Women, Harley Quinns, clowns, and unicorns.
2017/10/30 02:47
16 percent of their owners will be dressing them up whether they like it or not.
2017/10/30 02:47