Halloween is here, and with it a slew of ghosts, pumpkins, witch hats, and candy filled tote bags! Though the western-style Halloween is believed to have originated in Ireland, the spooky holiday is now celebrated in countries all around the world. In Mexico, the celebration combines elements of the European holiday with ancient Aztec and Mayan traditions, resulting in the beloved Dia de los Muertos. In Germany, Nov. 1 marks All Saints Day, the Christian holiday celebrating all saints, known and unknown.
Take a look at some epic photos of Halloween celebrations around the world.
Children in costume check each other's candy collection while celebrating Halloween in a local neighborhood of Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
Filipinos wear ghost costumes as they join a Halloween Parade in Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Hundreds of residents and government employees joined the parade as the country prepares to observe All Saints Day on Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
3. United States
Zombies and princesses abound as children attend the annual Halloween costume contest on October, 26, 2013 in Takoma Park, MD. The zombies' are twin brothers Milo and Luki Lutzky, 7, of Takoma Park.
(Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Revelers dance through the streets in traditional costumes at the start of the Day of the Dead festival known in spanish as Dia de Muertos October 30, 2013 in Oaxaca, Mexico. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)
Elaborate Halloween decorations on the front lawn of a house in the Beaches. Toronto, October 29, (David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
People clad in costumes take part in a Halloween Parade on a street in Kawasaki, suburb of Tokyo. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
A girl poses for a photograph as she arrives for a Halloween party, on October 30, 2013, in Nice, southeastern France. (VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
8. Hong Kong
A woman lights candles amid decorations on Halloween night in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
A storekeeper attends a client next to Halloween decorated pumpkins at Madrid's La Cebada food market, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Pumpkins are traditionally bought and decorative faces carved out of them before masked costume parties at night to mark Halloween. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Children dressed in their Halloween costumes gather outside a neighbor's apartment waiting to get candies the night before Halloween in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)