Halloween is an ancient holiday celebrated on October 31st of every year. People, especially young children, dress up, make festival gatherings, tell scary stories, and consume feasts to commemorate the season. Halloween arose from the early Celtic festival, also identified as Samhain, where numerous people would wear different costumes and kindled bonfires to fight off evil spirits.
Pope Boniface IV founded All Saints Day in the 7th Century initially, celebrated on May 13th. Pope Gregory III switched the date to November 1st, where all the Saints are acknowledged. The Celts deemed November 1st as the commencement of a new year. On the eve of October 31st, they honored Samhain while believing that the spirits of the deceased revisited the earth.
The practice of trick-or-treating grew famous in the United States in the 20th Century, where children wore costumes, requested gifts from neighbors, and told scary stories. Contemporarily, Halloween is among the most extensive holidays celebrated in the United States, where people spend lots of money on candy. Most candy stores make numerous sales during this season.