A short report on the history of Halloween and traditions associated with the festival.

Halloween is the eve of All Hallows (or All Saints Day). It is also known as as the old Celtic night of mischief, when you uprooted your neighbours cabbage plants and threw them at him, or stuffed wet rags down his chimney. The Druids lit fires to burn sacrificial offerings to the gods. Today people pour petrol on bonfires to the dismay of the fire services.

In the ancient calendars the 1st of November was New Year's Day and therefore Halloween was New Year's Eve.