Candy and costumes, ghouls and goblins, tricks or treats. Halloween in a nutshell, right?
NOT. SO. FAST. Sure, all of these elements embody modern-day Halloween festivities, but the holiday's roots actually date back thousands of years.
The Halloween celebration we know today cycled through different cultures, religions and traditions. Take in the short and sweet Halloween history lesson provided and you'll be the smartest and most well-respected person at your Halloween party ... Yes, even if you dress as the three-breasted woman.