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The History of Halloween

How an ancient Celtic harvest festival became ‘Spooky Season.’

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Explore the ancient (and not-so-ancient) origins of Halloween traditions, including the surprisingly sultry history of bobbing for apples, the devilish legend behind the Jack-o-Lantern, and why everybody loves rewatching Hocus Pocus.

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The Secret, Steamy History Of Halloween Apples

Alison Richards

A Halloween apple was once a powerful symbol of fertility and immortality. In Europe and the early years of America, girls used apples and apple peels to divine their romantic destiny.