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The Halloween tradition is generally thought to be connected to the Celtic festival of Samhain. The ancient Celts believed that during this time the border to the Otherworld became thin, allowing spirits to pass through. Costumes and masks were used to ward off the evil spirits. In its original Old Irish form, what does Samhain translate to?
All Hallows Eve
Celtic New Year
In addition to trick or treating, children in the USA sometimes collect small-change donations for a particular childrens' charity. What is the name of this charity which helps the needy children of the world?
The tradition of carving out pumpkins to create jack-o'-lanterns has long been a mainstay of the Halloween festivities. In the past, however, during Celtic festivals another vegetable was used instead. Which vegetable was this?
The original "Halloween" movie was released in 1978. The plot is centered around Michael Myers as he stalks and kills teenage babysitters on Halloween night. Which actress played the role of the babysitter, Laurie Strode?
Jamie Lee Curtis
In some regions of the world Halloween is held for an extended period of time. Catholics in Austria and Southern Germany traditionally celebrate from October 30th to November 8th. What is Halloween called in those countries?
Playing with the Ouija Board is particularly popular during Halloween as contact with the afterlife is believed by some to be more likely. Which corporation currently markets the modern Ouija Board?
There are a number of poems that are traditionally recited at Halloween. One such poem is called "The Witches' Spell", which takes the form of an extract from a famous Shakespeare play. Which play is it?
There have been many songs that have become associated with Halloween through the years. One that comes to mind is a particular Michael Jackson song and video that in its full version lasted 14 minutes. Which one of his masterpieces was this?
Pretty Young Thing
Many people consider Halloween to be a very scary time of the year, although the majority of people can handle this fear in a rational way. Some, however, cannot. What phobia is associated with Halloween?
Michael Landon, Dan Rather, Sally Kirkland and Peter Jackson were celebrities all born on Halloween in different years. Who in this group was born first?
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