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  1. Where Does The “Een” In “Halloween” Come From?

    Halloween is primarily marked by putting on a disguise and asking for candy, but Halloween draws on two historic celebrations: the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints’ Day. The spooky festival’s name, however, comes from only one. Why is it called Halloween? Samhain is an Celtic word that some scholars think means “summer’s end,” and it marks the beginning of …