This day was originally called All Hallow’s Eve because it fell on the eve of All Saints Day. According to old believe Halloween is the time, when the veil between the living and the dead is partially lifted, and witches, ghosts and other supernatural beings are about.
Now children celebrate Halloween in unusual costumes and masks.
In fact, there’s every chance you’ve just woken up in a Nama-hotel bed wondering why you bothered chipping-in for a €200-a-night room (considering the fact that you’ve spent almost the entire stay asleep — waking only occasionally to prod at your partner, marvel at the volume of their snoring, and gently edge them back across to their damn side of the mattress).
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The Celts believed that on this night Samhain allowed the souls of the dead to return to their earthly homes as witches, goblins, black cats, or in other weird forms.
Some people tried to ward off the witches by painting magic signs on their barns.
Others tried to frighten them away by nailing a piece of iron, such as a horseshoe, over the door.
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