Trick or treat Halloween coming soon FEATURE
The run-up to halloween means just one thing - the supermarket isles are stocked up with scary costumes, horrible toys and things that go bump in the night. If you want to venture out this Halloween, we've got a list of events taking place near you.
Trick or treat, a halloween event is coming to a town near you this October 31st, which celebrates the Celtic festival of Samhain, derived from the Old Irish language meaning 'summer's end'.
First attested in the 16th century, the word halloween is a Scottish variant of the word 'All Hallows Evening', the night before All Hallows day, shortened to All Saints to commemorate the people who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven.
But to everyone Halloween normally means going to haunted attractions, listening to horror stories, playing pranks on the neighbours and carving scary faces in pumpkins. Most of us will at one point in the night be answering our doors to children who go from house to house in scary costumes asking for treats such as sweets and gifts with the question, 'Trick or Treat?'.
If you're brave enough to venture out this halloween, we've got a list of events taking place near you: