Most scholars agree that Halloween as we know it first originated some 2,000 years ago when Celtic people in Europe celebrated the end of the harvest and the start of a new year in a festival called Samhain (pronounced "sow-win"). People also believed they could commune with the dead more easily during that time, lighting big bonfires lit in their honor, according to The American Folklife Center. The Celts also believed that the spiritual communication on Samhain made it easier for Celtic priests, or druids, to predict the future, according to History.
Last Halloween was a little more fright than fun—and by “fright” we mean covering our mouths not only for trick or treating, but also for avoiding a global virus. So even if it's summertime (or Christmastime), there can still be Halloween.
If you've got it, haunt it.
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Halloween is extra-adorable if you have a toddler. Other things to consider when picking a toddler Halloween costume: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends having something bright and reflective on the costume, so people will see children as they walk down the street. Don't worry, we've got a great list of adorable, fun and safe toddler Halloween costumes.
They're perfect for the spooky season.
If you have Netflix, the work is done for you. There are installments of beloved Halloween franchises, like Friday the 13th or Child's Play. There are the extreme gore and guts favored by Netflix horror movies.
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Don't leave the littlest member of the family out of the fun.
Give your neighbors pumpkin to talk about with these creative decorating ideas.
Between the thirst for blood, a phobia of garlic and the sparkling skin (well, at least in Twilight), vampires possess some pretty unusual traits. This Halloween, get your vampire fix in the form of Brad Pitt, Robert Pattinson, Saoirse Ronan and other stars playing the ultimate lead role: the undead. Horror movie buffs will appreciate watching thrillers like Hunted and From the Dark with the lights out, while families might want to stick to more kid-friendly Halloween movies, like Hotel Transylvania for a post-trick-or-treating flick.
Just ask Oprah—she's been making all kinds of homemade popsicles, from margarita-inspired pops (yes, tequila and all), to creamy dreamsicles, to fresh pineapple and mint. You don't need much—just the right popsicle mold and some combination of fruit, juice, yogurt, and herbs. In fact, making ice pops is a great way to cut down on food waste.
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