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Hallowed and Halloween

Today is October 31. So, it’s Halloween. An annual holiday celebrated in the United States as well as some other countries.

The word “Halloween” literally means “hallowed evening” or “holy evening.” It appears Halloween has its origin in ancient Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots. Later the Catholic Church, as decreed by Pope Gregory III, designated November 1 as a time to honor saints, so October 31 became known as “All Hollow’s Eve.” Continue reading

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