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Halloween is just around the corner, and many people are getting prepared. The holiday originated in Ireland from the Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago and celebrated the Celtic Festival of Samhain. Many people do not celebrate this holiday because they do not like the Celtic Festival of Samhain or because of religious reasons. Halloween is a holiday that occurs on Oct. 31 each year.

On Halloween, people go from door to door in a neighborhood dressed up as whatever they want, saying trick-or-treat and asking for candy. Reese’s cups, Skittles, and M&M’s have been America’s favorite Halloween candy since 2021.

According to CBSNews, Paw Patrol, The Little Mermaid, Spider Man, and inflatable T-Rex costumes have been selling out quickly this year for kids. Justine Carreon says, “being a Barbie, angel, witch, or vampire are one of the ‘most affordable and best costumes for teens.’”

Although many adults think teens are too old to still be trick-or-treating, many still do. There are many fun activities for teens and adults to do on this holiday. Many people carve or paint pumpkins, watch horror movies, go to pumpkin patches, go into haunted houses, and wander through corn mazes.

The 17th Door is a haunted house many people attend, located in Fullerton, CA. You must be 18 or older to get in, and they make you sign a waiver because you can get drenched in water, and they are able to cut your hair.

If you do not like getting scared, pumpkin patches are better because it is a family event. There are a number of many exciting activities you can do. There are petting farms, craft workshops, corn mazes, inflatables, and you can pick out pumpkins.

Despite Halloween’s origins, people have found new ways to celebrate. How will you be spending your Hallows’ Eve this year?