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Spooky Night
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It's that time of year again when pumpkins light up porches and spooky costumes fill the streets. That’s right, it’s Halloween, a day when we can all be a little bit spooky, a little bit silly, and a whole lot of joyful.

The roots of Halloween stretch back over 2,000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, marking the end of summer and the start of the dark, cold winter. People believed that on this night, the boundary between the living and the dead was blurred, allowing spirits to roam the earth. To ward off these restless souls, they lit bonfires and wore costumes. Fast forward to today, and Halloween has evolved into a vibrant celebration of creativity and fun. Kids of all ages revel in dressing up as their favorite characters to go trick-or-treating while haunted houses, pumpkin carving, and eerie decorations have become favorites for many adults.

So, as the nights grow longer and the air turns crisp, let's embrace the enchanting nostalgia and the thrill of transformation and just say this: Happy Halloween!

What are your favorite Halloween memories?

Jack-o'-lanterns. Florida Memory (1987)

Costume party. Flickr Commons (1953)

Oh no, a witch. Flickr (1972)

A White House Halloween. US National Archives (1963)

Carving. Flickr (1967)

Halloween parade. Flickr Commons (1987)

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