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Camella Black:
Another holiday that began with the ancient Celts, Halloween was first celebrated as Samhain. It was believed that the dead could visit the earth on this night and costumes were worn by people so they would blend in.

Irish traditions for Halloween include Colcannon which is potatos, kale and raw onions mixed together and eaten and carving of turnips which led to carving pumpkins. Apples were used to in many games including one performed by young girls who would attempt to peel an apple without breaking the peeling, when done they would throw the peeling on the floor and look for a shape of an initial which was suppose to lead to the name of the boy they might marry.

Traditions at our house: pumpkin pancakes, lots of candy, lights, pumpkins and witches brooms...


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