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Publisher’s Letter

“Hallo” Halloween!

Dear Reader,

Halloween, rooted in ancient Celtic traditions, has evolved over centuries into a beloved modern holiday. Originally known as Samhain, it marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. Celts believed that on this night, the boundary between the living and the dead was blurred, allowing spirits to roam the Earth. To ward off these spirits, people lit bonfires and wore costumes.

Fast forward to the present day, Halloween has become a time of camaraderie for families and communities. It’s a night when families come together to create and share memories. Parents and children often collaborate on costumes, turning their creativity into a memorable experience. Neighbors decorate their houses and open their doors to trick-or-treaters, fostering a sense of community.

This sense of togetherness extends to the tradition of trick-or-treating. Children excitedly go door-to-door, building a sense of neighborhood unity as they collect sweets and treats. This simple act of giving and receiving candy fosters a sense of belonging and creates lasting memories.

In essence, Halloween bridges the past and present, connecting us to our ancient roots while celebrating the bonds of family and community in the modern world. It’s a time when history and camaraderie come together to make this holiday special for all generations.


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