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Each year on October 31, we celebrate Halloween in the United States. Both children and adults all over the world celebrate Halloween, but on different days. Dressing in a costume is a well-known Halloween custom. Children go from door to door asking for treats, which we call trick or treating. Nowadays, we do these things mostly for fun, but Halloween has a long and more serious history. The modern holiday is based on celebrations held thousands of years ago to honor the dead. One of these is the Celtic ritual known as Samhain.
The Celts, who lived about 2000 years ago in the part of Europe that is now England, Ireland and northern France, celebrated the beginning of the New Year on November 1st.
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