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31 October 2020

Every year, on the night of October 31 to November 1, Halloween is celebrated as a scary holiday. The history of the holiday dates back to the ancient Celts who celebrated Samhain. The Celts divided the year into two equal halves. They considered the period from May to October to be good and bright, and the period from November to April - cold, a time of evil and darkness. The night from October 31 to November 1 was the border between these two periods of the year.

Then people believed that it was on the night of Samhain that an invisible door opened between the world of the living and the world of spirits. And people had to protect themselves and their homes from uninvited guests from the other world. They gathered around bonfires with their priests and donned animal skins to scare away evil spirits.

In the modern world, they continue celebrating Halloween, but instead of animal skins, they wear spectacular costumes. And one of the main attributes of the holiday is Jack-Lantern, it is a pumpkin with a creepy or funny face carved, with a burning candle inside. It is believed that Jack drives away all evil spirits from the house and its inhabitants.