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1st Jun '16 11:30:56 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/AmongOthers'', [[spoiler:the dead come back for a day on Halloween]].
6th Mar '16 6:59:39 AM Mdumas43073
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For specials with the holiday in mind, see HalloweenEpisode.

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For specials with televised works centering around the holiday in mind, holiday, see HalloweenSpecial and HalloweenEpisode.
6th Mar '16 6:58:43 AM Mdumas43073
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The roots of what we now know as Halloween are descended from two holidays: the Catholic celebration of All Saints' Day, and the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain (pronounced "sah-win"), which marked the last harvest, the end of foraging for livestock, and the beginning of winter. "Halloween" is short for All Hallows' Eve, the evening before All Saints' Day. Originally, in the seventh century, it was celebrated in May or April, right after Easter. A few centuries later, All Saints' Day was shifted to November, a change that originated in Germany before spreading through the Roman Catholic world. The Orthodox churches continue to celebrate it in April, as did the Irish for a time, as Celtic mythology also held it to be the day when the barrier between the mortal and spirit realms grew thin, as they wanted to keep the holiday free from such associations

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The roots of what we now know as Halloween are descended from two holidays: the Catholic celebration of All Saints' Day, and the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain (pronounced "sah-win"), which marked the last harvest, the end of foraging for livestock, and the beginning of winter. "Halloween" is short for All Hallows' Eve, the evening before All Saints' Day. Originally, in the seventh century, it was celebrated in May or April, right after Easter. A few centuries later, All Saints' Day was shifted to November, a change that originated in Germany before spreading through the Roman Catholic world. The Orthodox churches continue to celebrate it in April, as did the Irish for a time, as Celtic mythology also held it to be the day when the barrier between the mortal and spirit realms grew thin, as they wanted to keep the holiday free from such associations
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11th Feb '16 8:10:08 PM Willbyr
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7th Feb '16 9:34:32 AM eroock
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' the extent of Lil' E's AmnesiacDissonance is shown at Halloween: [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4439 He goes trick-or-treating as an angel]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' the extent of Lil' E's AmnesiacDissonance is shown at Halloween: [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4439 net/view.php?date=2012-10-31 He goes trick-or-treating as an angel]]
3rd Feb '16 6:43:24 PM eroock
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->''The night it is gude Halloween\\
The fairie folk do ride...''

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->''The ->''"The night it is gude Halloween\\
The fairie folk do ride...''"''
23rd Jan '16 4:20:51 AM Mdumas43073
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Halloween was imported to the US and Canada in the 19th century, a time that saw substantial [[TheIrishDiaspora Irish]] and Scottish migration to the New World. Back in this time, Halloween in North America was more of a celebration of Irish and Scottish heritage than anything else, much like Columbus Day is for Italian Americans. It was celebrated with large feasts, apple bobbing, and divination games, as well as pranks and mischief. By the turn of the century, the "pranks and mischief" had become the defining feature of Halloween, turning it into a night of vandalism. As a result, the Boy Scouts and neighborhood groups started working to turn Halloween back into a safe celebration, organizing trick-or-treating events based around the old practice of "guising" to redirect the focus of the festivities away from violence. With Halloween now becoming a popular celebration outside of Welsh, Irish and Scottish neighborhoods, retailers seized upon a brilliant opportunity to have a new holiday to commercialize. While there was some commercialization going on before (mass-produced costumes were appearing in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930s]]), it really took off after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and it hasn't stopped since. Sometime around the TurnOfTheMillennium came the notion of the HotterAndSexier Halloween for young adults, opening up a whole secondary market for businesses to cater to.

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Halloween was imported to the US and Canada in the 19th century, a time that saw substantial [[TheIrishDiaspora Irish]] and Scottish migration to the New World. Back in this time, Halloween in North America was more of a celebration of Irish and Scottish heritage than anything else, much like Columbus Day is for Italian Americans. It was celebrated with large feasts, apple bobbing, and divination games, as well as pranks and mischief. By the turn of the century, the "pranks and mischief" had become the defining feature of Halloween, turning it into a night of vandalism. As a result, the Boy Scouts and neighborhood groups started working to turn Halloween back into a safe celebration, organizing trick-or-treating events based around the old practice of "guising" to redirect the focus of the festivities away from violence. With Halloween now becoming a popular celebration outside of Welsh, Irish and Scottish neighborhoods, retailers seized upon a brilliant opportunity to have a new holiday to commercialize. While there was some commercialization going on before (mass-produced costumes were appearing in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930s]]), it really took off after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and it hasn't stopped since. Sometime around the TurnOfTheMillennium came the notion emergence of the HotterAndSexier Halloween for young adults, opening up a whole secondary market for businesses to cater to.
23rd Jan '16 4:11:47 AM Mdumas43073
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Halloween was imported to the US and Canada in the 19th century, a time that saw substantial [[TheIrishDiaspora Irish]] and Scottish migration to the New World. Back in this time, Halloween in North America was more of a celebration of Irish and Scottish heritage than anything else, much like Columbus Day is for Italian Americans. It was celebrated with large feasts, apple bobbing, and divination games, as well as pranks and mischief. By the turn of the century, the "pranks and mischief" had become the defining feature of Halloween, turning it into a night of vandalism. As a result, the Boy Scouts and neighborhood groups started working to turn Halloween back into a safe celebration, organizing trick-or-treating events based around the old practice of "guising" to redirect the focus of the festivities away from violence. With Halloween now becoming a popular celebration outside of Welsh, Irish and Scottish neighborhoods, retailers seized upon a brilliant opportunity to have a new holiday to commercialize. While there was some commercialization going on before (mass-produced costumes were appearing in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930s]]), it really took off after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and it hasn't stopped since. Sometime around the TurnOfTheMillennium came the notion of the HotterAndSexier Halloween for young adults, opening up a whole secondary market for retailers to cater to.

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Halloween was imported to the US and Canada in the 19th century, a time that saw substantial [[TheIrishDiaspora Irish]] and Scottish migration to the New World. Back in this time, Halloween in North America was more of a celebration of Irish and Scottish heritage than anything else, much like Columbus Day is for Italian Americans. It was celebrated with large feasts, apple bobbing, and divination games, as well as pranks and mischief. By the turn of the century, the "pranks and mischief" had become the defining feature of Halloween, turning it into a night of vandalism. As a result, the Boy Scouts and neighborhood groups started working to turn Halloween back into a safe celebration, organizing trick-or-treating events based around the old practice of "guising" to redirect the focus of the festivities away from violence. With Halloween now becoming a popular celebration outside of Welsh, Irish and Scottish neighborhoods, retailers seized upon a brilliant opportunity to have a new holiday to commercialize. While there was some commercialization going on before (mass-produced costumes were appearing in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930s]]), it really took off after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and it hasn't stopped since. Sometime around the TurnOfTheMillennium came the notion of the HotterAndSexier Halloween for young adults, opening up a whole secondary market for retailers businesses to cater to.
23rd Jan '16 4:11:17 AM Mdumas43073
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Halloween was imported to the US and Canada in the 19th century, a time that saw substantial [[TheIrishDiaspora Irish]] and Scottish migration to the New World. Back in this time, Halloween in North America was more of a celebration of Irish and Scottish heritage than anything else, much like Columbus Day is for Italian Americans. It was celebrated with large feasts, apple bobbing, and divination games, as well as pranks and mischief. By the turn of the century, the "pranks and mischief" had become the defining feature of Halloween, turning it into a night of vandalism. As a result, the Boy Scouts and neighborhood groups started working to turn Halloween back into a safe celebration, organizing trick-or-treating events based around the old practice of "guising" to redirect the focus of the festivities away from violence. With Halloween now becoming a popular celebration outside of Welsh, Irish and Scottish neighborhoods, retailers seized upon a brilliant opportunity to have a new holiday to commercialize. While there was some commercialization going on before (mass-produced costumes were appearing in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930s]]), it really took off after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and it hasn't stopped since. Sometime around the TurnOfTheMillennium came the notion of the HotterAndSexier Halloween for young adults, opening up an entirely new market for retailers to cater to.

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Halloween was imported to the US and Canada in the 19th century, a time that saw substantial [[TheIrishDiaspora Irish]] and Scottish migration to the New World. Back in this time, Halloween in North America was more of a celebration of Irish and Scottish heritage than anything else, much like Columbus Day is for Italian Americans. It was celebrated with large feasts, apple bobbing, and divination games, as well as pranks and mischief. By the turn of the century, the "pranks and mischief" had become the defining feature of Halloween, turning it into a night of vandalism. As a result, the Boy Scouts and neighborhood groups started working to turn Halloween back into a safe celebration, organizing trick-or-treating events based around the old practice of "guising" to redirect the focus of the festivities away from violence. With Halloween now becoming a popular celebration outside of Welsh, Irish and Scottish neighborhoods, retailers seized upon a brilliant opportunity to have a new holiday to commercialize. While there was some commercialization going on before (mass-produced costumes were appearing in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930s]]), it really took off after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and it hasn't stopped since. Sometime around the TurnOfTheMillennium came the notion of the HotterAndSexier Halloween for young adults, opening up an entirely new a whole secondary market for retailers to cater to.
23rd Jan '16 4:09:59 AM Mdumas43073
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Halloween was imported to the US and Canada in the 19th century, a time that saw substantial [[TheIrishDiaspora Irish]] and Scottish migration to the New World. Back in this time, Halloween in North America was more of a celebration of Irish and Scottish heritage than anything else, much like Columbus Day is for Italian Americans. It was celebrated with large feasts, apple bobbing, and divination games, as well as pranks and mischief. By the turn of the century, the "pranks and mischief" had become the defining feature of Halloween, turning it into a night of vandalism. As a result, the Boy Scouts and neighborhood groups started working to turn Halloween back into a safe celebration, organizing trick-or-treating events based around the old practice of "guising" to redirect the focus of the festivities away from violence. With Halloween now becoming a popular celebration outside of Welsh, Irish and Scottish neighborhoods, retailers seized upon a brilliant opportunity to have a new holiday to commercialize. While there was some commercialization going on before (mass-produced costumes were appearing in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930s]]), it really took off after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and it hasn't stopped since. Sometime around the TurnOfTheMillenium came the notion of the HotterAndSexier Halloween for young adults, opening up an entirely new market for retailers to cater to.

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Halloween was imported to the US and Canada in the 19th century, a time that saw substantial [[TheIrishDiaspora Irish]] and Scottish migration to the New World. Back in this time, Halloween in North America was more of a celebration of Irish and Scottish heritage than anything else, much like Columbus Day is for Italian Americans. It was celebrated with large feasts, apple bobbing, and divination games, as well as pranks and mischief. By the turn of the century, the "pranks and mischief" had become the defining feature of Halloween, turning it into a night of vandalism. As a result, the Boy Scouts and neighborhood groups started working to turn Halloween back into a safe celebration, organizing trick-or-treating events based around the old practice of "guising" to redirect the focus of the festivities away from violence. With Halloween now becoming a popular celebration outside of Welsh, Irish and Scottish neighborhoods, retailers seized upon a brilliant opportunity to have a new holiday to commercialize. While there was some commercialization going on before (mass-produced costumes were appearing in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930s]]), it really took off after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and it hasn't stopped since. Sometime around the TurnOfTheMillenium TurnOfTheMillennium came the notion of the HotterAndSexier Halloween for young adults, opening up an entirely new market for retailers to cater to.
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