Pumpkins, ghosts, witches and apples

Halloween is fast approaching, and ghosts have begun to practice their materializing skills, witches are dusting off their brooms and vampires are pulling their capes out of mothballs.

Halloween is a tradition that originated with the Celtic festival of Samhain. Many Celts settled in this area of the Carolinas, where they continued the old custom of lighting bonfires to ward off ghosts. Samhain marked the end of summer, which also meant the end of the bountiful harvest season and the beginning of the cold, dark winter season. But that was more than 2,000 years ago, and Halloween has

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