The festival of Halloween has its roots in Celtic traditions.
Over 2,000 years ago the Celts in Britain had a special holiday in late October to mark the ___BEGINNING___ of winter. Another autumn ___CELEBRATION___ was connected with the passing of the dead. These two events later became Halloween. On Halloween children often dress up as ghosts, witches and monsters and go around people’s houses, asking for sweets. In most cases the ghosts and witches are not frightening at all, they are even ___FUNNY___! But remember that if the children don’t get the sweets, they may play some ___UNPLEASANT___ joke, for example splash some water on you. Pumpkins also ___SYMBOLIZE___ Halloween. People ___USUALLY___ make lanterns from them.