Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31.
The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows' Evening also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve.
Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced "sah-win").
The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture.
Visiting "Haunted Houses" and carving jack-o-lanterns.
Irish and Scottish
Food for Halloween
Halloween comes in the wake of the yearly apple harvest, candy apples (known as toffee apples outside North America), caramel or taffy apples are common Halloween treats made by rolling whole apples in a sticky sugar syrup, sometimes followed by rolling them in nuts.
List of foods associated with Halloween
Bonfire toffee (Great Britain)
Candy apples/toffee apples (Great Britain & Ireland)
Candy apples, Candy corn, candy pumpkins (North America)
Monkey nuts (peanuts in their shells) (Scotland and Ireland)
Novelty candy shaped like skulls, pumpkins, bats, worms, etc.