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Halloween Around The World

First Posted: 10/31/2011 11:40 am EDT   Updated: 12/31/2011 4:12 am EST

One of the oldest holidays in the world, Halloween "is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts," according to History.com. However, not all countries celebrate All Hallows' Eve to the same degree or with exactly the same traditions.

Below, see scenes of children purchasing pumpkins in Poland, youth in Hong Kong hitting the town in costumes, and children in Mexico listening to the 'Death Saint' at mass:


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Filed by Clare Richardson  |