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History of Trick or Treating Reveals Halloween’s Spooky (and Ancient) Roots

History of Trick or Treating Reveals Halloween’s Spooky (and Ancient) Roots

For adults, annual costume parties are a big hit in late October, but for children, Halloween often means just one thing: trick or treating. Most of us have memories of dressing up and getting candy on Halloween night, but how did this holiday tradition come to be? Read this short history of trick or treating to find out! Like many holiday traditions, the roots of trick or treating are ancient. The modern custom developed over thousands of years and is…

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