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PUMPKINS, GHOSTS AND THE DEVIL: THE BEWITCHING TALES OF HALLOWE'EN THROUGH THE AGES


I absolutely love this time of year. When the Autumn leaves are falling and you have to dig out the jumpers and extra layers to cosy up from the distinctly chillier weather. The shops start to fill up with stocking fillers and both the mornings and evenings turn progressively darker. But there’s another reason to love October, no matter how old you are- Hallowe'en.


Depending on your age, Halloween is celebrated in very different ways. For some it’s a time for trick-or-treating, bobbing apples and carving pumpkins. For others it’s a spell of superstition: ghosts, witches, wizards, goblins and evil spirits that should be avoided at all costs. For a majority, it’s an excuse to get dressed up in the most outlandish, indecent and offensive costumes imaginable to drink a lot of beer, wine and particularly potent spirits.



But where did this festival stem from? What made us dress up as witches and watch h…

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