Hallowe’en is an annual holiday which is celebrated on October 31st.
More and more, over the past 200 years, the 31st October has become known as a night on which ghosts, witches, and fairies, are especially active.
In 835 AD the Roman Catholic Church made 1st November a church holiday to honour all the saints. This date is now known as ‘All Saints’ Day’, or ‘All Hallows’. The 31 st October was the eve of All Souls Day, so in Medieval times it was the custom to pray for the dead on this date……but we don’t really know how Hallowe’en got its name!
To celebrate Hallowe’en people go trick or treating, they wear costumes and go to Hallowe’en parties.
People carve Jack O’ Lanterns and have fun apple bobbing.
Lots of people like to scare each other by telling ghost stories and watching scary films.