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23/10/2015 18:47 BST | Updated 27/10/2015 15:59 GMT

When Is Halloween? And Why Do We Celebrate It?

Characterised by a rash of witches, ghouls and monsters, Halloween is a hair-raising time of year.

It falls on 31 October – a Saturday this year – and while it ticks all the boxes of modern day celebration and consumerism, its roots actually date back thousands of years…

History of Halloween