SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 31: A pumpkin is seen alight at a Halloween house party on October 31, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Halloween, also known as Hallowe'en and shortened from its original form of All Hallows' Even, is internationally celebrated on October 31 and originates from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was a celebration recognising the end of the harvest in Gaelic culture. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)

What do Halloween and Saint Patrick have in common? They can both be traced to Ireland!

The history of Halloween

Halloween dates back to the Celtic farming festival Samhain. The holiday marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. As the crops died, farmers believed there was a day when spirits could rise from their graves.

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