According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other academics maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots. (Thank you Wikipedia!)
Happy Halloween! I posted the little bit above because it drives me crazy when people try to say it is an evil and devil worshiping holiday. It is a christian, and possibly pagan, holiday that has been reduced to a candy grab and parties. Not that I am complaining about what it has become. I love to see the kids in costume! My plans are to take PenPen trick or treating in her pikachu costume. Tomorrow night I will be in costume for a post-Halloween party! Yay! How will you be spending your Halloween?