Everyone is getting ready for Halloween, especially in the US where it is a great tradition. It all began in Celtic times, the Irish called it Samhain, meaning roughly 'Summer's end'. or the 'end of the harvest'.
Eventually, it became combined with All Saint's Day and All Hallow's E'en (becoming Halloween).
The Scottish, who called it Samhuin, started using turnips - hollowing them out to light lanterns inside to ward off evil spirits. I suppose that is where we began with pumkins?
It was considered that on 31st October, the veil between life and the afterlife became thin, and I suppose that is where the 'spooky' stories began!
I am enjoying all your Halloween preparations! Thank you all for sharing.