to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 40 million children will venture
out into the Autumn night and go trick-or-treating this year. The
origin of Halloween goes back to when Celtic groups in areas now known
as Ireland, Scotland and Wales celebrated their New Year's Day on
November 1st, know then as “All Saints' Day”. The day before
this celebration, October 31st, was called "All Hallows' Eve" and
signaled the close of the harvest season.