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Halloween

 

Halloween. Trick-or-treating, costume parties, watching horror movies and carving pumpkins. Candy, candy and more candy.

Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.

The Celts celebrated their new year on November 1. On the night of October 31, it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

People would wear masks on this night so the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits.

Fortunes were told on Samhain, particularly about a young woman’s future husband.

Immigration brought Halloween to North America.

Werewolves, demons and vampires, oh my! Just about everyone wants a scaaaary Halloween, but to avoid future frights this upcoming year – you might want to check out our fence and foundation staking services.

 

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