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The story of Halloween: Facts, myths and traditions

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Halloween: How did it start

Halloween, a holiday originating from ancient pagan customs, has turned into a celebration for kids to dress up as their favorite superhero and adults to do the same. Just how did a Gaelic pagan holiday turn into such a colorful holiday? We take a look at the history of Halloween and its customs and traditions.In this photo: A boy collects candy as he goes trick-or-treating for Halloween in Santa Monica, California, October 31, 2012.

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