Halloween is an ancient Celtic festival that celebrates (or celebrated) the Lord of the Dead. During their festivals, they dressed in scary costumes and carved scary faces on turnips (and now pumpkins) to scare the evil demons away, and made huge bonfires where they burnt offerings to the pagan gods (like vegetables and children - nice mix, huh?)

Later, since the Pagans wouldn't stop their death celebrations, the Christian church changed the name to All Saints' day (a celebration of the Christian saints instead) and voilà! Now everyone's beliefs are combined and everyone is happy. Then from that was All Hollow's Eve, and so on and so forth until it was Halloween.

Now, little kids run around in princess costumes collecting candy from strangers and decorating their homes with death symbols.

...I'm sure that the princess costumes did a much better job at scaring the demons.
Person: Hey, what are you being for Halloween this year?
Other person: I'm gonna be a witch with freaky hair. What are you gonna be?
Person: Haha, I'm gonna be a dead cheerleader.
by mii October 31, 2004
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An annual excuse for girls to dress like sluts and get away with it.
Girl 1: I'm going to be a ______ for Halloween.
Girl 2: What's your costume look like?
Girl 1: I'm wearing my ______ underwear and _____ bra and heels.
by mb October 29, 2004
celebration where little kids dress up and get candy, teens dress up, get drunk, and go get candy, and adults dress up, get drunk, and give out candy, funny how things all work out.
im dressing up as a farmer for halloween. im so cool.
by smoochiecoochie October 27, 2003
the day that makes the other 364 worth living.
by lush November 02, 2003
It's when you dress up in either cheap, store-bought costumes or elaborate, self-made ones, watch Rocky Horror Picture Show, get your friends to do the Time Warp, and go on a severe candy binge. Until someone spoils your fun by reminding you that it's April.
Halloween is when you're supposed to beat up little kids dressed-up as Sponge Bob Square Pants.
by Arie November 03, 2003
The time of the year when you pass out candy to fat children.
If they're not fat they will be next year!
by iono October 31, 2004
All Hallow's Eve, the evening of October 31st.

Halloween was Christianity`s failed attempt at eradicating paganism in the 9th Century.
Originally, the pagans dedicated the period of late October to early November as a time for honoring their ancestors. Then along came the Christians, who declared November 1st to be All Saints Day and forced the pagans to honor that day instead. The pagans simply celebrated their ancient traditions in secret on the evening before November 1st.
When the Medieval Era ended, and the age of Protestantism began, the pagan tradition was celebrated more openly, eventually becoming an evening holiday in the Western Hemisphere.
During Halloween, the children, dressed up in their favorite costumes, go door-to-door throughout the neighborhood, asking for candy or snacks.
by sarcastic November 16, 2004
October 31, celebrated in the United States, Canada, and the British Isles by children going door to door while wearing costumes and begging treats and playing pranks.
What are you going to be for Halloween?
by illEATurHARTout November 01, 2004
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