Halloween began as the festival of Samhain, part of the ancient Celtic religion in Britain and other parts of Europe.
Hundreds of years ago people believed, during Halloween, the spirits of dead people could come 'alive' and walk among the living.
The Celts would have a big party and it was all to scare away the ghosts and spirits. People would light bonfires to ward off ghosts and would put masks on after dark so the ghosts would think they were fellow spirits.
In more modern times Samhain is celebrated from October 31st to November 1st to welcome in the harvest and welcome in the dark cold winter.
It's important that you are mindful of this and communicate with your child or young person prior to an event to help eliminate some of their fears and address any concerns they may have surrounding this time of year.
Even though this year might be slightly different from last year, you can still have a fun Halloween without trick-or-treating. Have a look at our ideas below.
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