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Use this puzzle activity from the Encyclopaedia Britannica to learn about Halloween. Also called All Hallows' Eve, Halloween takes place on 31 October. It is a time when people dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating and carve jack-o'-lanterns from hollowed-out pumpkins. Several ancient f More…estivals held in the autumn helped create the holiday that exists today. In ancient times, the holiday was marked by customs started by pagans. It was believed that on the last night of October, the spirits of the dead roamed the Earth. To scare them away, the pagans lit bonfires.