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See How Halloween Costume Trends Have Evolved from the 1900s to the 1980s

Halloween is said to have originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, a celebration for their new year on November 1. The Celts believed that the veil between the living and the dead was thinnest the night before this day, and so, on October 31 they would burn crops and animals as a sacrifice to their gods. They would also wear costumes made out of animal skins and try to tell each other's fortunes.
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